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GEO and HRAI Sign MOU

Aug. 26 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a framework for cooperation in the ongoing development and improvement of the geothermal heating and cooling industry in Canada and the United States. HRAI Chair Peter Steffes […]

GEO Asks EPA for Energy Efficiency

Aug.  17 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has signed on to a letter to the U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) that promotes energy efficiency as a vital component of the agency’s Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). The letter says that the pool of credits that […]

Forging Ahead

GEO Works Hard to Advocate the Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps in Our Capital and Across the Nation It’s a hectic time for the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), the primary national advocacy group for the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry. From demanding equal treatment at the federal level with other renewable energy industries, to providing […]

GEO Board Welcomes Michael Albertson

March 4 – By unanimous vote during a teleconference meeting, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) confirmed replacement of Board Member Tom Huntington (WaterFurnace International, Inc.) by Michael Albertson. Huntington passed away on Feb. 12, after a heroic battle with cancer. The Board also confirmed David Hules (Emerson Climate Technologies) as a replacement for Chris Mays, […]

Congress OKs Sweeping 11th Hour Legislation

GEO Wins Tax Extenders and Gains a Clear Path Forward for Extension of Tax Credits Dec. 18 – The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion Omnibus bill to fund the government and a companion bill to provide $650 billion in tax relief over 10 years. According to Geothermal Exchange Organization […]

GEO Washington Fly-In

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors, with GEO staff and members of the group’s Bracewell & Giuliani advocacy team, staged a Fly-In to Washington, DC on Sept. 30, followed by a Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 1 (box, pg.3). Boots on the ground included Board Chairman Steve Smith (Enertech Global LLC) , […]

GEO Board Expanded, Utility Dues Slashed

During its meeting on Oct. 1 in Washington, DC, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors confirmed by unanimous vote that new ClimateMaster President and CEO Richard Aldridge will replace Dan Ellis on the Board. Mr. Aldridge has expressed his strong desire to be an active participant with GEO. The Board then unanimously voted […]