GEO Signs Letter Supporting HR 5167

The Geothermal Exchange Organization has joined 18 other organizations as signatories to a letter supporting HR 5167, the Technologies for Energy Security Act.  This crucial legislation levels the playing field in the renewable energy technology sector and provides parity with the incentives awarded to the solar and wind industries in the most recent omnibus spending […]

Congress Misses Opportunity to Promote Renewable Energy

Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Disappointed Over Inequity with Solar Created by Lawmakers in Washington April 14 – “Congress missed an important and timely opportunity this week to achieve parity among renewable energy tax incentives and to advance an important technology,” said Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President and CEO Doug Dougherty. The Senate will soon pass […]

GEO ACTION ALERT!

NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT TO HELP EXTEND THE FEDERAL TAX CREDITS FOR GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS Last December, Congress extended tax credits for solar technologies by five years. Geothermal heat pumps were left out of the extension. Since then, GEO has pushed hard for an amendment to correct that oversight for BOTH commercial AND […]

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Forging Ahead

GEO Works Hard to Advocate the Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps in Our Capital and Across the Nation It’s a hectic time for the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), the primary national advocacy group for the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry. From demanding equal treatment at the federal level with other renewable energy industries, to providing […]

GEO Responds to 17-State Governors’ Clean Energy Accord

March 3 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) responded to a bipartisan group of governors from 17 states who pledged on Feb. 16 to accelerate efforts to boost renewable energy, build better electricity grids, and cut emissions after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The […]

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GEO Board Welcomes Michael Albertson

March 4 – By unanimous vote during a teleconference meeting, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) confirmed replacement of Board Member Tom Huntington (WaterFurnace International, Inc.) by Michael Albertson. Huntington passed away on Feb. 12, after a heroic battle with cancer. The Board also confirmed David Hules (Emerson Climate Technologies) as a replacement for Chris Mays, […]

GEO 2015 – The Year in Review

GEO Work in Washington, DC GEO Advocacy “Fly-Ins”     In late-March and again in late-September, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors and staff staged Fly-Ins to Washington, DC for political briefings and visits to key lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Issues included the industry’s need for tax extenders, tax credits and a legislated definition of […]