Geothermal Power Gets Boost in Senate

Washington, DC [Reuters] The lawmaker set to head the U.S. Senate called Wednesday for more incentives to expand geothermal power production, and accused the White House of being slow to support renewable energy. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, who will be the chamber’s majority leader once Democrats take control of Congress in 2007, said U.S. energy companies need more incentives to produce geothermal power, which uses heat pockets beneath the earth’s surface to turn water to steam, powering turbines and generating electricity.