On January 14, the Geothermal Energy Association will host a one-day Geothermal Energy Finance Forum in New York.  Almost 30 speakers are confirmed for the Forum, including heavy hitters from investment groups and banks, geothermal energy developers, and the DOE and Treasury.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will deliver the keynote address.  My colleague, John McKinsey, will speak on federal and state legal and regulatory issues associated with the development of geothermal resources.  The agenda for the Forum is jam-packed with panels and presentations on cost and financial modeling for geothermal projects; government finance and incentives, including under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; project development and design; and risk mitigation, along with myriad case studies from the likes of US Geothermal, Ormat, Ram Power, Raser Technologies, TAS, Vulcan Power, Nevada Geothermal Power, and Enel.  Mayor Bloomberg has even proclaimed January 14, 2010 as "New York City Geothermal Energy Day."