By Scott Weiser

Gov. Jared Polis’ “Heat Beneath Our Feet” push to exploit geothermal energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has begun with $5 million in grants in the first round of funding.

The $12 million grant program was authorized by the Colorado General Assembly in 2022 via House Bill 22-1381.

Round one of the program opened to applications on Nov. 14. It runs through Jan. 19, 2024.

At least one additional funding round is anticipated in fiscal year 2025, according to a news release from the Colorado Energy Office.
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