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Title: Geothermal energy and the land resource: conflicts and constraints in The Geysers-Calistoga KGRA

Abstract

This study of potential land-related impacts of geothermal power development in The Geysers region focuses on Lake County because it has most of the undeveloped resource and the least regulatory capability. First, the land resource is characterized in terms of its ecological, hydrological, agricultural, and recreational value; intrinsic natural hazards; and the adequacy of roads and utility systems. Based on those factors, the potential land-use conflicts and constraints that geothermal development may encounter in the region are identified and the availability and relative suitability of land for such development is determined. A brief review of laws and powers germane to geothermal land-use regulation is included.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
6817678
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6817678
Report Number(s):
UCRL-52970
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GEYSERS GEOTHERMAL FIELD; LAND USE; LEGAL ASPECTS; AGRICULTURE; ECOLOGY; HYDROLOGY; MAPS; MARKET; RECREATIONAL AREAS; REGULATIONS; GEOTHERMAL FIELDS; INDUSTRY Geothermal Legacy 150400* -- Geothermal Energy-- Legislation & Regulations; 299002 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Geothermal-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

O'Banion, K., and Hall, C. Geothermal energy and the land resource: conflicts and constraints in The Geysers-Calistoga KGRA. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/6817678.
O'Banion, K., & Hall, C. Geothermal energy and the land resource: conflicts and constraints in The Geysers-Calistoga KGRA. United States. doi:10.2172/6817678.
O'Banion, K., and Hall, C. Mon . "Geothermal energy and the land resource: conflicts and constraints in The Geysers-Calistoga KGRA". United States. doi:10.2172/6817678. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6817678.
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author = {O'Banion, K. and Hall, C.},
abstractNote = {This study of potential land-related impacts of geothermal power development in The Geysers region focuses on Lake County because it has most of the undeveloped resource and the least regulatory capability. First, the land resource is characterized in terms of its ecological, hydrological, agricultural, and recreational value; intrinsic natural hazards; and the adequacy of roads and utility systems. Based on those factors, the potential land-use conflicts and constraints that geothermal development may encounter in the region are identified and the availability and relative suitability of land for such development is determined. A brief review of laws and powers germane to geothermal land-use regulation is included.},
doi = {10.2172/6817678},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {7}
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