Geothermal Energy for Electric Power: A Renewable Energy Policy Project Issue Brief

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Source:
Renewable Energy Policy Project
Authors:
Masashi Shibaki
Fredric Beck
Date:
1 December 2003

This paper provides a general background on utility-scale geothermal power and seeks to teach the readers a basic understanding of geothermal power, as well as build a solid foundation for further understanding of the technical, economic and policy dimensions of geothermal power worldwide. Economic data and current U.S. geothermal policy help illustrate the concepts of this paper.