02 Mar '12, 6pm

Robust Geothermal Growth Expected Even if Tax Credits Expire, EIA Reports

Robust Geothermal Growth Expected Even if Tax Credits Expire, EIA Reports

According to EIA , "Growth in renewable generation is supported by many State requirements, as well as new regulations on CO2 emissions in California. The share of U.S. electricity generation coming from renewable fuels (including conventional hydropower) grows from 10 percent in 2010 to 16 percent in 2035. In the AEO2012 Reference case, Federal subsidies for renewable generation are assumed to expire as enacted. Extensions of such subsidies could have a large impact on renewable generation." EIA has indicated it will be conducting a study of expected renewable growth with an extension of the tax credits for release separately. EIA's 2012 Outlook's projections show geothermal power growing from 2.6 Gigawatts of capacity to 6.41 Gigawatts, and production increasing from 16.42 billion kilowatt hours to 47.4 billion kilowatt hours. The geothermal production is all from utilit...

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