Geothermal Industry Position Paper: EPA Regulatory Options and Research and Development Information Needs

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The environmental impact of geothermal energy development may be less intense or widespread than that of some other energy sources; however, it is the first example of a number of emerging energy technologies that must be dealt with by EPA. EPA may consider a spectrum of options ranging from a posture of business as usual to one of immediate setting of standards, as favored by ERDA. The paper discusses the regulatory approaches and the potential problems that geothermal energy may present in the areas of air quality, water quality, and other impacts. It is recommended that a coordinated program of ... continued below

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Swetnam, G.F. November 1, 1976.

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The environmental impact of geothermal energy development may be less intense or widespread than that of some other energy sources; however, it is the first example of a number of emerging energy technologies that must be dealt with by EPA. EPA may consider a spectrum of options ranging from a posture of business as usual to one of immediate setting of standards, as favored by ERDA. The paper discusses the regulatory approaches and the potential problems that geothermal energy may present in the areas of air quality, water quality, and other impacts. It is recommended that a coordinated program of research be drawn up, comprised of specific research projects, the types of geothermal resource to which they apply, and the date by which the information is required.

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  • Report No.: MTR-7390
  • Grant Number: None
  • DOI: 10.2172/893022 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 893022
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc875421

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Swetnam, G.F. Geothermal Industry Position Paper: EPA Regulatory Options and Research and Development Information Needs, report, November 1, 1976; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875421/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.