The EERE report Retrofitting Vegas: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Two Las Vegas Test Home notes that during the housing crisis, more than 11% of the existing housing stock in Las Vegas is in foreclosure (more than 8,100 homes). There is strong potential for achieving significant energy savings through retrofit activities in this region.
This year marks the centennial of the first commercial electricity production from geothermal resources. As geothermal technologies advance, the Energy Department is working to improve, and lower the cost of, enhanced geothermal systems.
Drilling Down: How Legacy and New Research Data Can Advance Geothermal Development—The Power of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)
A workshop at the Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada
The National Geothermal Data System's (NGDS) launch in 2014 will provide open access to millions of datasets, sharing technical geothermal-relevant data across the geosciences to propel geothermal development and production forward. By aggregating findings from the Energy Department's RD&D projects and consistent, reliable geological and geothermal information from all 50 states, this free, interactive tool can shorten project development timelines and facilitate scientific discovery and best practices. Stop by our workshop for an overview of how your company can benefit from implementing, and participating in this open-source based, distributed network.
To register for the GRC Annual Meeting, visit the GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo event website.
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid.