US geothermal grew 26% in 2009

The Geysers geothermal plant in California

Nevada continued to lead in terms of projects under development with more than 3,000 MW in the pipeline. The fastest growing geothermal power states were Utah which quadrupled its geothermal power under development, New Mexico which tripled, Idaho which doubled, and Oregon which reported a 50% increase. In addition, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas all reported that they had their first geothermal projects in development.

Unlike other forms of renewable energy, geothermal is steady. The amount of energy produced doesn’t vary like with solar or wind. California continues to have more geothermal power than any other state.

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