California Geothermal Legislative Update

The newly formed California Geothermal Heat Pump Association (CalGeo) continues its relentless pursuit of passage for AB 2339, a bill that will advance geothermal heat pump (GHP) technology in the […]

Senators Murkowski and Bingaman Honored By GEO Geothermal Champion Awards

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) presented its “Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Champion” awards to key legislators in Washington, DC. Recipients included Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Senate Committee […]

GEO Washington Update

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty joined the association’s Washington, DC advocacy team to visit the offices of Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Lisa […]

GEO Meets with Ohio PUC

GEO President Doug Dougherty met with the Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to discuss the value of geothermal heat pumps in economic development, energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. He […]

New Geo Association for Long Island

On June 6, a number of geothermal heat pump industry stakeholders met with the objective of founding the Long Island Geothermal Energy Organization (LI GEO) to support and promote geothermal heating and cooling in the area. Among others, attendance included the Long Island Power Authority, National Grid (for LIPA), P.W. Grosser Consulting, U.S. Green Building Council, Geo NII, Water Furnace, ...Read More

GEO Weighs In on Tough North Carolina Drilling Setback Rules

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) sent a letter to North Carolina Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Dee Freeman, urging changes to new Injection Well Construction Standards, charging that they are "onerous new rules with no proven environmental benefit that may largely preclude installation of GHP closed ground loops in various areas in the state." GEO copied the letter to, ...Read More

Governor Terry Branstad Signs Iowa Geothermal Incentive Into Law

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2432 into law, providing a state tax credit for residential geothermal heat pump (GHP) installations equal to 20% of the federal residential energy efficient […]