Advocacy

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 […]

Angie’s List Urges Homeowners to Act Now

The following article by Senior Writer Brent Glasgow appeared Sep. 27 on the Angie’s List website. According to Glasgow, the story was sent as an email blast to more than two million Angie’s List members on Oct. 2. The article attracted 39,000 readers on its first day of distribution. “It’s gaining really good traction,” said […]

GEO Fly-In Seeks Parity with Solar

Geothermal Heat Pump Advocates Want Extension of Expiring Residential and Commercial Tax Credits Sept. 26 (Springfield, IL)   On Sept. 21/22, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) led a coalition of national associations during a “Fly-In” to Washington DC. Their purpose was to encourage members of Congress to extend the federal tax credits for commercial and residential […]

GEO and HRAI Sign MOU

Aug. 26 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a framework for cooperation in the ongoing development and improvement of the geothermal heating and cooling industry in Canada and the United States. HRAI Chair Peter Steffes […]

GEO Asks EPA for Energy Efficiency

Aug.  17 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has signed on to a letter to the U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) that promotes energy efficiency as a vital component of the agency’s Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). The letter says that the pool of credits that […]

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 […]