GEO’s John Kelly Retires

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Operations Chief John Kelly recently announced his retirement effective June 30, ending nearly 20 years of service to the organization. “We will miss John,” said GEO Board Chairman Steve Smith, “He is a consummate professional who has graced us with Impeccable performance and the highest level of integrity.” Kelly previously worked […]

GEO Meets with White House Staff to Urge GHP Option for New CO2 Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to publish in late June a proposed rulemaking that will set new limits for existing power plants emitting carbon dioxide (CO2). EPA is exercising its authority under Section 111d of the Clean Air Act to issue emission guidelines and require the states to submit carbon emission reduction […]

Energy Efficiency Bill Dies in Senate

The U.S. Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to move ahead on a popular energy efficiency bill from Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), as the legislation struggled through a storm of debate over proposed amendments on the Keystone Pipeline and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The bipartisan measure to encourage […]

New Vermont Law Includes GHPs for Efficiency Funding

The Vermont Senate and House of Representatives have passed and sent S. 202 to Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) for signature. Introduced by State Sen. Robert Hartwell (D), the legislation allows for money raised through its energy efficiency charge to be used for high-efficiency electric heating equipment. Efficiency Vermont implements energy efficiency policy for the state. […]

Massachusetts Offers Up to $10k for Geo Installations

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources announced the launch of their $875,000 Common-wealth Home Heating and Cooling program, which will provide up to $10,000 to Massachusetts homeowners who install high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The program supports installation of GHPs that meet strict efficiency standards and technical requirements outlined […]

Indiana Kills Its Program as Ohio Seeks to Curb Energy Efficiency

By not vetoing it, Indiana Governor Mike Pence has approved a controversial bill that kills the state’s young energy efficiency program, Energizing Indiana, by defunding it as of the end of this year. The decision makes Indiana the first state in the nation to roll back its energy savings goals. Pence said he had problems […]

GEO Public Policy Workshop Planned for IGSHPA 2014

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) will present a Public Policy Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 16 in cooperation with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) at its 2014 Technical Conference & Expo in Baltimore, MD. The program will offer insights into the legislative process and issues important to the industry. Guest speakers will provide […]