Nevada hits the jackpot with geothermal power

As renewable energy goes, geothermal power often takes a backseat, publicity-wise, to the fast-growing wind and solar industries.
But geothermal power is poised for a phenomenal expansion, according to a report compiled for the Geothermal Energy Association and released today.
Just in Nevada, a state with rich geothermal potential, the industry could be worth up to $22.5 billion over the next 30 years, according to the GEA report, released in anticipation of a GEA Geothermal Energy and Utilities, Co-ops and Public Power Workshop July 22 in Las Vegas with utility and power companies.