A new bill could improve geothermal energy developments in the U.S.

The bill has bipartisan support. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska and Democrat Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington state have sponsored a bill called “The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015”, a bill that has been designed to support geothermal energy advancements in the United States, by removing important barriers that hinder geothermal development. The legislation includes several provisions, among which is a 50,000 MW National Geothermal Goal. In addition to the national 50 GW goal for developing this renewable power, this legislation would also direct federal agencies to identify…

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