Planning and Zoning for Geothermal Energy

Zoning Practice — May 2010

By Erica Heller, AICP


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This article covers the basics of geothermal power plants and direct uses and discusses how local governments can use land-use controls to promote compatible geothermal development.


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May 1, 2010
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About the Author

Erica Heller, AICP
Erica Heller, AICP is a dedicated problem solver and experienced project manager, with 20 years of experience leading strategic and land use planning projects. Her passion is helping communities thrive while navigating local and global economic, environmental, and social impacts of climate change. As Senior Planning Manager at Brendle Group, Erica partners with clients to plan and implement specific steps toward a more resilient and sustainable future.