On August 3, 2015, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Clean Power Plan which will reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
Currently, carbon dioxide is the nation’s largest source of pollution that exacerbates climate change and leads to an array of public health problems.
To help states comply with the Clean Power Plan, The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), and Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)
have collaborated on nine guides to assist states wishing to include geothermal technologies in their compliance plans. Geothermal technologies can be important tools
to help states comply with EPA’s new rules by building power plants where these resources are available, expanding direct-use heating and cooling systems,
or installing geothermal heat pumps on homes and business. Please see the guides below and feel free to contact GEA, GEO, or GRC if you have any additional questions.
For each state select two documents: a “state guide” by its icon on the left and the “best practices” guide on the right.
To see the State Guide please click on State map
Using Geothermal Energy to Comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan