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GEO Board of Directors Reorganization

During a meeting of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors, the group reorganized its leadership, unanimously electing the following as officers: Chairman – Tom Huntington (WaterFurnace) Vice Chairman – Keith Swilley (Gulf Power – Southern Company) Secretary – Phil Schoen (Geo-Enterprises) Treasurer – Steve Smith (Enertech Global LLC) Board Member – Dan Ellis […]

Maryland Geothermal Heat Pump RPS Bill Passes

The Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Renewable Energy Credits - Geothermal Heating and Cooling bill has passed the state legislature in Maryland. The bill is a long-awaited first step toward winning recognition by governments and utilities for the renewable thermal energy produced by geo-thermal heat pumps (GHPs). The legislation makes GHPs an accepted technology for utilities to use toward earning ...Read More

The Geothermal Spectrum: Clearing Up Confusion About Ground Source Heat Pumps and other Geothermal Energy Applications

Geothermal Energy — or Earth Heat — is a clean, abundant, and renewable natural resource that is helping us meet our environmental vision. In efforts to educate the public about geothermal, or ground-source, heat pumps (GHPs), the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) finds that in many cases its audiences know little about geothermal energy, and often confuse GHPs with resources that ...Read More

Bingaman Introduces Clean Energy Standard

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) has unveiled his long-anticipated Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 (CES) legislation. The measure would gradually mandate that regulated utilities increase their use of use of low-carbon energy sources like natural gas, nuclear and renewable power beginning in 2015. The bill would effectively double the current […]

Next Generation Solution for Drillers

According to an online article published by Inc. Magazine, Capitol Well in New Hampshire has a solution to surviving in the ever-tougher drilling business—”a new business venture, which on the surface may seem just another step in their company’s cautious diversification…. Capital Well is getting into something that portends a revolution in the way America […]

GEO 2012 Legislative Issues

During the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Second Annual Legislative Fly In to Washington, DC, the GEO Board of Directors, members, staff, and lobbyists pursued the following five key issues for the U.S. geothermal heat pump industry: 1) Ensure that GHPs Qualify Under Federal Renewable Purchase Requirement In 2005, the Energy Policy Act required that a certain percentage of electricity used ...Read More

GEO 2011 Geothermal Heat Pump Champion Awards

During its 2012 Legislative Fly, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) presented four of its "2011 Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Champion" Awards to key legislators in Washington, DC. GEO Member Centennial Plastics (Hastings, NE) co-sponsored and prepared the awards, which feature their product. "Recipients of GEO's 2011 Champion Award understand the potential of our industry and share our commitment to the ...Read More