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Title: Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications

This report 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: (1) drilling failure insurance, (2) loan guarantees, (3) subsidized loans, (4) capital subsidies, and (5) government-led exploration. It 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.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1134132
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-61477
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; CONVENTIONAL HYDROTHERMAL; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; EXPLORATION-DRILLING PHASE; GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT; RESOURCE EXPLORATION; RISK; FINANCE; FINANCING; INCENTIVES; MARKETS; MECHANISMS; DRILLING FAILURE INSURANCE; LOAN GUARANTEES; SUBSIDIZED LOANS; CAPITAL SUBSIDIES; Geothermal Energy; Energy Analysis