Regulatory and Permitting Analysis
NREL evaluates the deployment impacts of regulatory and permitting requirements on geothermal energy. In addition, NREL provides technical regulatory assistance to federal agencies.
NREL regulatory and permitting analysis provides national, state, and local decision makers with information critical to making informed regulatory policy decisions and understanding the impact of regulatory frameworks.
- Impacts analysis – Evaluation of the geothermal energy deployment impacts of existing regulatory and permitting requirements at the federal, state, and local levels
- Process analysis – Evaluation of opportunities to streamline regulatory and permitting processes applicable to geothermal project development
- Technical assistance – Available to federal, state, and local entities developing geothermal regulatory and permitting guidance
Geothermal Permitting and NEPA Timeline Analysis, Transactions (2014)
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