Gov. Patrick Signs Landmark Legislation Promoting Geothermal in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) has signed into law a comprehensive renewable thermal energy bill that promises to promote clean renewable fuels and technologies for heating and cooling buildings. The […]

Arizona Advocates Continue Push for Utility GHP Incentive Program

Geothermal heat pump advocates in Arizona led by new GEO Member Green Earth Energy & Environmental, Inc. followed up a personal meeting on April 18 with state Corporation Commissioner Susan […]

GEO Urges Need for GHPs to Arizona Corporation Commission

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty joined representatives from two new GEO Members in a Meeting with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to urge reinstatement of geothermal heat pumps […]

Colorado Lawmakers Kill Bill to Roll Back RPS Law

In Colorado, Democrats killed a bill that would have reversed a new law that requires large cooperative utilities to get 20% of their power from renewable resources by 2020. Last […]

CaliforniaGeo Speaks to State IEPR

CaliforniaGeo recently issued comments on the California Draft 2013 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR). The document acknowledges geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) in the state energy mix, but the association questions if the California Energy Commission (CEC) has fully complied with AB 2339. The legislation requires the CEC to evaluate and recommend policies and implementation strategies to overcome barriers to GHP ...Read More

GEO Responds to Baucus Energy Tax Reform Proposals

On Dec. 18, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, unveiled a proposal to overhaul America’s tax code. The staff discussion draft focuses on streamlining energy tax incentives so they are more predictable and technology-neutral.Current law offers 42 different energy tax incentives, including more than a dozen preferences for fossil fuels, ten different incentives for renewable fuels ...Read More

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 […]