Rosen Helps Push for Major Investments in Geothermal Energy

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined colleagues in calling on Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to include $118 million for the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office in the Fiscal Year 2024 government funding legislation. The letter requests that the legislation designate at least $100 million for enhanced geothermal energy demonstrations, which would encourage next-generation innovation and expand the areas in which geothermal technology can be produced.

“As the United States’ energy use continues to grow and our power grid is modernized and transformed to improve reliability and resilience, expanded use of geothermal energy will be essential to support these changes and meet our national emission reduction goals,” wrote the Senators. “We believe it is important for Congress to continue to support and incentivize geothermal energy research and development to not only provide a reliable source of power generation but also shore up our domestic supply of lithium and other critical minerals as we continue to push toward reaching the United States’ emission reduction goals.”

The full letter can be found HERE.

Geothermal is an abundant domestic source of reliable, renewable energy that can be extracted and replenished by heat sources deep beneath the surface of the earth without burning fossil fuels. Nevada has significant geothermal energy resources and many active geothermal projects, which create more clean energy jobs in the state. Senator Rosen has been leading the push in the Senate to support this important industry for Nevada.