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Policymakers' Guidebook for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technologies

The Policymakers' Guidebook for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technologies outlines fives steps for implementing geothermal policy and provides links to helpful resources. Developing policy that reduces barriers and results in market deployment will lead to greater implementation of geothermal heating and cooling technologies such as ground source heat pumps and direct-use geothermal applications.

Increased Development Step 5 Implement Policies Step 4 Consider Policy Options Step 3 Evaluate Current Policy Step 2 Identify Challenges to Local Development Step 1 Assess the Local Industry and Resource Potential

Step 1: Assess the Local Industry and Resource Potential for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Increasing technology deployment requires a baseline level of knowledge about the industry and recent market trends in your locality. Learn more.

Step 2: Identify Challenges to Local Development of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Identifying the specific barriers associated with geothermal heating and cooling technologies in your area will help you recognize the point in development where policies are likely to be the most effective. Learn more.

Step 3: Evaluate Current Policies for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

A coordinated plan that addresses current policy gaps and leverages existing state and federal policy will enhance your ability to develop effective new policy. Learn more.

Step 4: Consider Policy Options for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

New or expanded policy provisions can enhance geothermal heating and cooling technology deployment. See the types of policy options you can consider.

Step 5: Implement Policies for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Choosing and implementing the right policies for your area will help it achieve geothermal heating and cooling technology goals. The policies you design should address the most prominent geothermal barriers in your area. Learn more.

Download a printable brochure of this guidebook.