A Resolution for Congress

By Doug Dougherty, President and CEO GEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization January 19, 2017 – Some call it a drafting error.  Others call it a mistake.  Regardless of how it happened, in December 2015, Congress passed a spending bill that extended tax credits for big wind and solar energy but left other clean energy […]

First It Was A Typo In Congress — Now It Will Cost Real Jobs

This article was originally published on BuzzFeed News.  See the original here. Dino Grandoni BuzzFeed News Reporter Congress has passed on its last chance to help blue-collar manufacturers of geothermal pumps and fuel cells by making a correction — promised for a year — to a spending bill screwup. The trouble started in December 2015, […]

Congressional Inaction Puts the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry and Thousands of Jobs in Peril

Dec. 6 – Tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a stopgap spending bill to fund the U.S. government without including an extension of the Investment Tax Credit (Sec. 48) or Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit (Sec. 25D) for geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is extremely disappointed at this outcome after […]

GEO Comments on Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy

Nov. 3 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization  (GEO) provided comments to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy for a meeting of stakeholders who discussed the role of renewable thermal energy technologies under the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy. “GEO believes that with the right level of encouragement from […]

Losing Energy Tax Credit Hurts Cleaner Technologies

Geothermal, other sources deserve same consideration from Congress as wind and solar Editor’s Note: The following editorial was posted Oct. 26 to the Roll Call website here. By Doug Dougherty – President and CEO GEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization Congress’ most consequential responsibility involves making decisions about our tax code. Everything flows from tax […]

It Is Past Time to Renew Geothermal Tax Credits

Industry continues to suffer while government drags its feet Editor’s Note: The following editorial by Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating News (ACHR – The News) Editor-in-Chief Kyle Gargaro is reproduced by permission. October 24, 2016          By Kyle Gargaro The U.S. government has been Lucy while the HVAC geothermal industry has played the role of Charlie […]

H.R. 5167 Grassroots Advocacy Materials

Thanks for your support of GEO’s effort to extend the federal tax credits for installations of residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps through 2021. Below we have provided a sample letter for your Congressman that you can use with your letterhead and signature in support of Representative Tom Reed’s (R-NY) geothermal heat pump tax credit […]