Archaeologists trace human use of geothermal energy back to the earliest evolution of our species, when living in caves allowed us to take advantage of the relatively constant temperature of the earth to create comfortable homes. Today, geothermal technology for home heating and cooling is undergoing a renaissance as 'beneficial electrification' has become the most viable path to transition our buildings off of fossil fuels. For this lunch and learn, Heather Deese, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Dandelion Energy, will talk about how geothermal systems heat and cool buildings without any combustion of fossil fuels. Geothermal is now a viable, affordable solution in parts of the U.S., and rapidly becoming more widely available. Heather will talk about the status today and the challenges and opportunities for geothermal throughout New England and in Maine.