Colorado geothermal expansion underway


Maiden's Grave Hot Spring near Firehole River. Photo Credit: htrnr (iStock).


Colorado has launched a $12 million grant program aimed at advancing geothrmal energy technology.

Gov. Jared Polis calls it his “Heat Beneath Our Feet” effort to take advantage of geothermal energy and announced $5 mllion in grants in the first round of funding. The funding was authorized in 2022 by the Colorado General Assembly.

“The heat beneath our feet — geothermal energy — provides Colorado with the opportunity to lower energy costs by harnessing zero-emission energy to generate electricity and heat and cool homes, businesses, and communities,” Polis said in the release.

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