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DOE aims to provide $13 million for community geothermal projects

Heating and cooling represent significant energy needs for American homes and businesses—for instance, more than half of U.S. home energy use is for heating—and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the direct use of fossil fuels and electricity use.

To help reduce energy burden—the percentage of gross household income spent on energy costs—and fossil fuel dependence for American communities, the U.S. Dept. of Energy intends to issue the Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

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