S. 1142 (112th): Geothermal Exploration and Technology Act of 2011


May 26, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jon Tester

Senator from Montana



Read Text »
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2012
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to promote the mapping and development of the United States geothermal resources by establishing a direct loan program for high risk geothermal exploration wells, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to improve geothermal energy technology and demonstrate the use of geothermal energy in large scale thermal applications, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/7/2012--Reported to Senate amended.Geothermal Exploration and Technology Act of 2011 - Section2 - Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to:(1) establish a direct loan program for high risk geothermal exploration ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 26, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 15, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1142”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 362 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

Search for similar bills.

Links & tools

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: