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Dems push to back a hot, clean energy source

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Clean energy advocates who have turned the wind and sun into an energy boom are hoping to do the same with a resource that lies thousands of feet below the ground: the Earth's own heat.
Geothermal energy has been used for decades to run power plants. But now, with the potential infusion of billions in federal money, it could be on the cusp of technological breakthroughs that allow it to grow from a tiny sliver of the energy market into a global force that helps to combat climate change.
Backers in Congress included geothermal energy in the bipartisan infrastructure package passed last fall...
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