Senate Passes GEO Endorsed Bill

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved H.R. 4850, which amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to specifically include thermal technologies (read: geothermal heat pumps) for achieving federal energy efficiency goals. "Over the past 18 months, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) staff, Board of Directors, members and our Washington, DC team participated in meetings with 30 senators requesting this important support," said ...Read More

CaliforniaGeo Successfully Advances Geothermal Heat Pump Legislation

CaliforniaGeo applauds Governor Brown's recent signing of AB 2339 (Williams) Energy Geothermal Technologies,, into law on September 27, 2012 directing the California Energy Commission to lead an evaluation of policies and implementation strategies to promote widespread deployment of geothermal heat pump and geothermal ground loop technologies as a key component of a clean California energy future. AB 2339 is part ...Read More

Sanders Announces $1M for On-Bill Financing of Small Business Energy Efficiency Projects

At a news conference in Burlington, VT, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that a $1 million federal grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide On-Bill Financing to small business customers for energy efficiency projects, including geothermal heat pump installations. Sen. Sanders provided details of the new pilot program at a news conference with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Public ...Read More

2012 Great Plains Energy Codes Conference

The Nebraska Energy Office and its partnering sponsors are hosting the 2012 Great Plains Energy Codes Conference, which will be convened on Oct. 16-18, at the Marriott in Regency Plaza, in Omaha, NB. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. This is the only industry conference and expo held in the Great Plains Region that is designed exclusively for professionals impacted ...Read More

California Passes Geo Heat Pump Bill: AB2339

Championed by the California Geothermal Heat Pump Lobby Coalition (CalGeo), AB 2339 (Williams/V.M. Perez) passed in the Senate on Aug. 28 with a 36-0 vote then returned to the Assembly […]

GEO Presents GHPs in Oregon

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Manager of Communications and Outreach Ted Clutter presented “The Status of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry” at a meeting in Bend, OR sponsored by the Oregon […]

GEO Urges WAPA to Reconsider GHPs

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) submitted comments to the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA - Lakewood, CO) for consideration as the agency looks toward defining its future. "We strongly urge you to take a fresh look at GHPs as part of an overall strategy to effectively help electric service providers build load while shaving peak during periods of high power ...Read More