Advocacy

H.R. 1090 Grassroots Advocacy Materials

Thanks for joining GEO’s effort to reinstitute and extend the federal tax credits for installations of residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps through 2021. Below we have provided materials that you can use in support of Representative Tom Reed’s (R-NY) geothermal heat pump tax credit extension legislation, H.R. 1090. This bill gives our industry parity […]

Reed Bill Will Reinstate Clean Energy Tax Credits

Feb. 15, 2017 – The geothermal heat pump industry and several other clean energy technology industries are a step closer to saving thousands of jobs with the reintroduction of tax credit legislation by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and 18 more cosponsors (12 Rep. and 6 Dem.). HR 1090 will reinstitute and […]

NY-GEO Cheers Gov. Cuomo’s Program to Rescue Geo Jobs

Feb. 7, 2017 – New York Geothermal Energy Association (NY-GEO) leaders, members and supporters applauded Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed program to rescue geothermal jobs in New York State. The plan provides $15 million for geothermal heating and cooling rebates to stimulate the clean energy economy. According to NY-GEO, over 1,000 New York jobs in […]

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 […]

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 […]