Geothermal energy: what's next for Nevada and the world?

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Geothermal energy: what's next for Nevada and the world?

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Geothermal already supplies a huge amount of energy to Nevada, especially Reno and the Tahoe Basin, but it still lags behind other renewables like wind and solar. We ask why and what's next for the industry?

The Geothermal Energy Association recently wrapped up its annual summit in Reno, which brought together policymakers, industry professionals and researchers. Geothermal already supplies a huge amount of energy to Nevada, especially Reno and the Tahoe Basin, but it still lags behind other renewables like wind and solar.

We sit down with Wendy Calvin to hear what's next for the industry and how we consume this source of energy. Calvin is the director for the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy and a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at UNR. She's also directing the National Geothermal Academy at UNR this summer.

Go here to check out Will Stone's recent story on geothermal energy, in which he visited a nearby plant in Reno.