Skip navigation to main content. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Innovation for Our Energy Future
Energy Analysis Analysis Documents Home Energy Analysis Home

Return to Document List Go to Next Document

Analysis Documents

Document Summary

Title: Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications.
Author: Speer, B.; Economy, R.; Lowder, T.; Schwabe, P.; Regenthal, S.
Pages/Volumes: 64 pp.
Publication Year: 2014
NTIS/GPO Number: 1134132
Abstract: This report focuses on five of the policy types that are most relevant to the U.S. market and political context for the exploration and confirmation of conventional hydrothermal (geothermal) resources in the United States: (1) drilling failure insurance, (2) loan guarantees, (3) subsidized loans, (4) capital subsidies, and (5) government-led exploration. It describes each policy type and its application in other countries and regions. It offers policymakers a guide for drafting future geothermal support mechanisms for the exploration-drilling phase of geothermal development.
Accession Number: 60299
Report Numbers: TP-6A20-61477




923 KB

PDF: This document is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF. Download Acrobat Reader.


Skip footer to end of page.