GEO Comments on Senate CES

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty submitted a Statement for the Record regarding S. 2146, the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012, which is now before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. GEO strongly supports the goals of S. 2146, but would like to work with the Committee to ensure that utilities can receive credit under ...Read More

Green Sports Alliance Summit

Green Sports Alliance Summit September 5-7, 2012  Seattle, Washington The Green Sports Alliance Summit is a three day executive summit designed for leaders from the sports community. The summit uses […]

Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Landmark Geothermal Heat Pump Bill

Maryland 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. The measure passed the state legislature on April 13. The legislation makes GHPs an accepted technology for utilities ...Read More

Center for American Progress Event: Senators Murkowski and Begich on Renewable Energy in Alaska

This morning the Center for American Progress (CAP) hosted an event to explore the challenges and opportunities for renewable energy in Alaska. Panelists discussed the cost of fuel in Alaska […]

GEO Talks About Maryland’s GHP Bill

In preparation for a cover story to issued in late-May or early June, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News asked Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty a number of questions about passage of a bill amending Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to include the thermal renewable energy contribution of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). His answers provide insights about the ...Read More

Iowa Passes Geo Tax Incentive Bill

Before the Iowa Legislature adjourned on May 9, it passed SF 2342, a measure that among other things provides a state tax credit for residential geothermal heat pump (GHP) installations equal to 20% of the federal residential energy efficient property tax credit. It can be used for tax liability for 10 years or until depleted. Considering the federal GHP tax ...Read More

GEO Secures Funding in Senate for GHP Program and On-Bill Financing Initiative

In late April, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Thanks to the leadership of Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the legislation encourages DOE to provide no less than $10 million "to support research, development, and strategic deployment of geothermal heat pump (GHP) technology." ...Read More