Advocacy

Massachusetts Thermal Legislation Update

The Massachusetts Renewable Thermal Coalition continues to broaden its support for legislation that would expand the market for thermal energy in the Commonwealth. State Sen. Barry Finegold introduced coalition-crafted legislation in January that would add thermal renewable energy (including geothermal heat pumps) to the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard. The coalition is comprised of geothermal […]

CTGEO Testifies for Connecticut Geo Legislation

Guy Wanegar, President of the Connecticut Geothermal Association (CTGEO), testified before the Energy & Technology Committee on House Bill 6535, an Act Redefining Class I Renewable Energy Sources. CTGEO supports the legislation, and believes that it provides revenue opportunities that Connecticut residents need to offset the relatively high capital costs associated with geothermal heat pump system installations. These capital costs ...Read More

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 […]