Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Disappointed Over Inequity with Solar Created by Lawmakers in WashingtonApril 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 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill ...Read More
NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT TO HELP EXTEND THE FEDERAL TAX CREDITS FOR GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPSLast 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 residential geothermal heat pump installations.The amendment ...Read More
GEO Works Hard to Advocate the Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps in Our Capital and Across the NationIt’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 assistance on various tax, renewable and ...Read More
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 “Governors’ Accord for a New Energy ...Read More
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, who left Emerson in late-2015. ...Read More
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 clean and renewable energy that ...Read More
The Geothermal Exchange Organization has put together a helpful fact sheet on currently available federal tax incentives for installation of geothermal heat pump equipment. Please download the fact sheet here.