Senate Dems Unveil Bills To Elevate Geothermal Projects

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 6:34 PM EST) -- Senate Democrats pushed a pair of bills Thursday that aim to encourage new development of geothermal power projects on public and private lands through a combination of loans and relaxed leasing rules.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would allow geothermal developers to expand development on public lands through noncompetitive leasing. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., floated separate legislation that would establish a loan program to help fund geothermal electricity generation and set up a research and development program...
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