Happy National Geothermal Day

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October 20, 2021

Happy National Geothermal Day

October 20 is National Geothermal Day—a day to celebrate the enormous potential of geothermal. Here at the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), geothermal is more than just our work. In honor of today, we put together information and events to highlight the value of this amazing resource.

LIVE Virtual Tour of the Rock Dynamics and Imaging Lab at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Join LNBL scientist Dr. Timothy Kneafsey today for a live tour of the Rock Dynamics and Imaging Lab facility at 2 p.m. ET. Visit the Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Facebook page to watch.

Rock Tour

An Ode to Geothermal 

To highlight National Geothermal Day, we are sharing geothermal's many benefits. Geothermal plays a huge role in our nation’s efforts to fully decarbonize the grid and help us get to a clean energy future. Read the latest EERE blog on why we love geothermal and why we need to continue investing in this important resource.


Journey to the Center of the Earth: Create Your Own Model of the Earth (K-8 Level)

Has anyone ever asked you where geothermal comes from? GTO has you covered! We put together an easy step-by-step lesson to help you understand how and where geothermal energy is created. Make your own model of the Earth’s layers and send us pictures of your models on social media using the #GeothermalIsSoHotRightNow hashtag or tagging us at @EEREgov on Facebook and Twitter.


The Drill Down

Stay up to date with all things geothermal and subscribe to GTO’s monthly newsletter. Read this month’s edition, coming out today, which features new prizes and competitions, open funding opportunities, upcoming virtual roundtables and events, and new reports and publications.