Advocacy

CaliforniaGeo Comments on 2013 Integrated Energy Policy Report

CaliforniaGeo recently filed comments on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Draft 2013 Integra-ted Energy Policy Report. State law requires the CEC to conduct assessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy supply, production and infrastructure every two years and an update every other year. The association’s comments in the best interests of the geothermal heat […]

GEO Supports Farm Bill Energy Title

The Agriculture Energy Coalition (AgEC), along with 25×25 and the Environmental Law & Policy Center, led a group of 138 organizations in sending a letter urging Congressional conferees to support reauthorization of the Energy Title programs of the Farm Bill for five more years. Signatories included such organizations the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), the National Farmers Union, the Biotechnology Industry ...Read More

GEO Amendment to Energy Efficiency Bill Introduced

During floor debate, Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced a GEO-crafted amendment to S. 1392, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013. The comprehensive bipartisan energy efficiency legislation was introduced and co-sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). The GEO amendment, which is also strongly advocated […]

GEO Meets with BPA and Oregon DOE Officials

Volunteers with the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Pacific Northwest (PNW) Utility Work Group joined Outreach and Communications Manager Ted Clutter in meetings with officials of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE). Their purpose was to continue dialog started during a May 15 meeting on geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) convened by the hot resource-focused Oregon ...Read More

Illinois Legislature Sends GEO Bill to Governor Quinn

The Illinois General Assembly has passed language sponsored by the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) that removes impediments to the promotion and financing of geothermal heat pump (GHP) installations within the state. SB 1603 was amended in the Illinois House of Representatives to include the GEO-crafted language, followed by approval of the full Senate on May […]

GEO Legislation Sent to Illinois Governor

The Illinois General Assembly has passed language sponsored by the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) that removes impediments to the promotion and financing of geothermal heat pump (GHP) installations within the state. SB 1603 was amended in the Illinois House of Representatives to include GEO-crafted language, followed by approval of the full Senate on May 30. […]

Maine Thermal Energy Legislation Moves Forward

Legislation has been introduced in the Maine Senate that would include geothermal heat pumps as a qualifying technology to satisfy the requirements of the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Sponsored by Sen. Troy Jackson, the bill is LD 1507, an “Act to Include Useful Thermal Energy as a Renewable Energy Source.” The legislation provides that […]