20 Aug '11, 1am

1st Ever National GEA Geothermal Energy Summit - CleanTechnica

1st Ever National GEA Geothermal Energy Summit - CleanTechnica

Reno, Nev. (August 18, 2011)— The GEA’s Inaugural National Geothermal Summit culminated on Wednesday after two days of intense discussions related to large scale exploration, equitable tax treatment, reducing development times, funding science and education needs and clearly defining geothermal’s intrinsic attributes and how the industry should market that to potential off-takers. More than 300 policy and industry leaders gathered in Reno for a successful session on moving utility scale geothermal energy forward despite challenging issues facing the industry. “The geothermal industry has the ability to provide a significant portion of home grown energy to U.S. households but we need three things: certainty from policy makers, permit streamlining, and constructive partnerships between business and policy leaders to expedite the process,” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gaw...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/19/1st-ever-national-gea...

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