Geothermal Exploration and Development Policy: International Lessons


Leon Edwards (Editor)

Series: Energy Policies, Politics and Prices

This book 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. They include drilling failure insurance; loan guarantees; subsidized loans; capital subsidies; and government-led exploration.

The book 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. The book also focuses on the design of Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) incentive policies for geothermal electric projects and how FITs can be used to reduce risks. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications (pp. 1-74)
Bethany Speer, Ryan Economy, Travis Lowder, Paul Schwabe and Scott Regenthal

Chapter 2 – Geothermal FIT Design: International Experience and U.S. Considerations (pp. 75-164)
Wilson Rickerson, Jason Gifford, Robert Grace and Karlynn Cory


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