ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference Geo Track

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will convene its 2014 Annual Conference on June 28-July 2 at the Sheraton Seattle and the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. The Technical Program kicks off June 29, and concludes July 2. A track devoted to Ground Source Heat Pumps State of the […]

Building a Unified Front

New Geothermal Exchange Organization Board ChairmanSteve Smith Talks about His Vision for the Industry—and GEO Where do geothermal heat pumps fit into the national energy picture?The benefits of geothermal are its efficiency and reduced need for oil, propane and natural gas for home heating, and for electricity generated with coal, natural gas and nuclear energy. […]

GEO Board of Directors Elections 2014-15

On March 25, at its meeting in Kansas City, MO, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors convened its biannual election of officers. The Board unanimously elected the following: Steve Smith (Enertech Global) Chairman Keith Swilley (Gulf Power/Southern Co.) Vice Chairman Phil Schoen (Geo-Enterprises) Secretary/Treasurer Douglas Dougherty (GEO) President Other Board Members include Dan […]

GEO Keynotes Ball State GEOCON II

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty provided the luncheon keynote address to 80 participants at Ball State University’s GEOCON II: Design, Drilling and Equipment, at the Ball State Alumni Center in Muncie, IN. The conference celebrates the largest geothermal heating and cooling system at a university in North America. The one-day event highlighted the […]

NEGPA Spring Dinner Meeting

The New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA) will convene its Spring Dinner Meeting from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on May 15, at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA. Nancy L. Girard, Esq., Commissioner, City of Boston Environment Department will keynote the event. She oversee policies and programs on environmental issues, including climate action, historic sites, […]

MGEA Annual Conference

The Michigan Geothermal Energy Association (MGEA) will convene this Annual Conference at the Holiday Inn in Okemos, MI (5 miles south of Lansing) from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on June 27, 2014. The geothermal conference will be part of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association Fair on June 27-28, where MGEA will man a booth […]

Senate Bill Would Extend Expired Provisions for GHPs

The Senate Finance Committee passed by voice vote a number the “Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act.” Proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), the bill extends a number of energy related tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013 or will expire at the end of 2014. The bill […]