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Cost Cuts in Focus as Spotlight Shines on Geothermal

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) launch this month of a new initiative to accelerate the development of geothermal technology shined a spotlight on an emissions-free energy source that has been gaining steam for years. The so-called “Enhanced Geothermal Shot” — fourth in the Biden administration’s ongoing series of “Earthshots” aimed at reducing emissions and fighting climate change — brought a new level of public support to the evolving technology and validates much of the work already well under way in the private sector.

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