Title

A Policy Analysis of Geothermal Resources in Utah

Date of Award

5-26-2009

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Environmental Policy & Mgmt

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Department

Environmental Policy & Mgmt

Advisor

Steven Bissell

Keywords

analysis; energy; geothermal; policy; renewable; Utah

Abstract

Geothermal energy is a renewable resource that provides power to generate electricity. In the United States, the top three generators of electricity from geothermal resources are California, Nevada, and Utah. Recent advancements in Utah's geothermal policy and incentives have encouraged the development of geothermal resources. This study compares the renewable energy policy and programs in Utah to those in California and Nevada. The study identifies opportunities to further develop the geothermal policy and programs in Utah and more aggressively encourage geothermal resource development. The geothermal policy and programs in Utah could be further developed by strengthening the renewable portfolio standard, establishing a state-level renewable energy fund, and strategically planning and developing transmission lines to bring renewable energy to market.

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