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Title: Hot dry rock geothermal resource ownership and the law

Abstract

A basis is provided for changing the design of some legislative definitions of geothermal energy to allow the emergence and implementation of a hot dry rock geothermal energy-producing technology. A study of existing federal and state geothermal statutes has been conducted to determine the extent to which legislation acts to constrain the commercialization of this particular technology. A definitional problem has been identified and a solution presented. This report clarifies the distinctions between the several geothermal resources, describes the recognized resource ownership problem and present state of the law, and presents a solution for consideration including a discussion that establishes the reasons for change.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5817493
Report Number(s):
LA-8027-HDR
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; LEGAL ASPECTS; OWNERSHIP; HOT-DRY-ROCK SYSTEMS; ALASKA; ARIZONA; CALIFORNIA; COLORADO; HAWAII; IDAHO; LAWS; LEGISLATION; LOUISIANA; MARYLAND; MONTANA; NEVADA; OREGON; STATE GOVERNMENT; TEXAS; UTAH; WASHINGTON; WYOMING; CENTRAL REGION; GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; NORTH AMERICA; PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION; RESOURCES; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; SOUTHWEST REGION; USA; WESTERN REGION; Geothermal Legacy; 150400* - Geothermal Energy- Legislation & Regulations; 299002 - Energy Planning & Policy- Geothermal- (-1989)

Citation Formats

McNamara, J J, and Kaufman, E L. Hot dry rock geothermal resource ownership and the law. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/5817493.
McNamara, J J, & Kaufman, E L. Hot dry rock geothermal resource ownership and the law. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5817493
McNamara, J J, and Kaufman, E L. Sat . "Hot dry rock geothermal resource ownership and the law". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5817493. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5817493.
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title = {Hot dry rock geothermal resource ownership and the law},
author = {McNamara, J J and Kaufman, E L},
abstractNote = {A basis is provided for changing the design of some legislative definitions of geothermal energy to allow the emergence and implementation of a hot dry rock geothermal energy-producing technology. A study of existing federal and state geothermal statutes has been conducted to determine the extent to which legislation acts to constrain the commercialization of this particular technology. A definitional problem has been identified and a solution presented. This report clarifies the distinctions between the several geothermal resources, describes the recognized resource ownership problem and present state of the law, and presents a solution for consideration including a discussion that establishes the reasons for change.},
doi = {10.2172/5817493},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {9}
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