Illinois Advocacy

GEO Wins Changes to Illinois TRM for Geothermal Heat Pumps

Following its successful effort to legislate recognition of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) into Illinois renewable and energy efficiency laws, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has been directly involved in an eight-month process to win revisions to the state’s Technical Resource Manual (TRM). “There were lots of contentious issues that needed resolution to ensure that GHPs […]

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. […]

GEO Legislation Advances in Illinois

The Illinois Senate Energy Committee passed SB 2365, on a vote of 16-0. It now advances to the full Senate. Written by the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), the legislation would make changes to the Illinois Power Agency Act (IPPA) and ultimately allow public utilities to utilize both the renewable energy and energy efficiency attributes of […]