Featured Session: Geothermal and the Promise of Clean Energy Abundance

Mar 9, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am CT

The core of the earth is 6000 degrees Celsius - the same temperature as the surface of the sun - and anywhere in the world if you drill deep enough, you reach temperatures far beyond what we need to produce baseload clean energy. This abundant and ubiquitous energy resource beneath our feet is known as geothermal energy, and geothermal in all its forms, from direct use heat to electricity production, has been described as a sleeping clean energy giant. So what will it take to scale geothermal energy from gigawatts to terawatts globally in the coming years, and who will be the players in the coming green drilling boom? This session will begin with an overview of what’s new and now in next generation geothermal, followed by a panel discussion featuring three leading voices working to scale geothermal through entrepreneurship, industry collaboration, and policy.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Jamie Beard

Project Innerspace

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Barry Thomas Smitherman

Texas Geothermal Energy Alliance (TxGEO)

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Cindy Taff

Sage Geosystems Inc.

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Jonah Wagner

White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy

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Video On Demand for this event began on Thursday, March 21st 2024 at 10:00am CT.
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