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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 […]

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Signs Landmark Geo RPS Legislation

Governor Martin O'Malley (D) signed the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Geothermal Heating and Cooling bill (SB 652) into law, making Maryland the first state in the nation to allow utilities to claim credits for the installation of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The measure passed the state legislature on April 13. The law makes GHPs an accepted technology for utilities ...Read More