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 […]

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 […]

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

GEO 2012 Legislative Fly In

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors converged on Washington, DC on Feb. 28-March 1 for the association's Second Annual Legislative Fly In. In attendance were Vice Chairman Tom Huntington (WaterFurnace), Steve Smith (Enertech), Phil Schoen (Geo-Enterprises), Keith Swilley (Gulf Power-Southern Co.), and Chris Mays (Emerson). They were joined by GEO members; President and CEO Doug Dougherty; staff members ...Read More

GEO Testimony on Maryland SB 652 REPS – Geothermal Heating & Cooling

The following is testimony submitted by Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President and CEO Doug Dougherty to the Maryland Senate on March 7, 2012. The recently introduced SB 652 would include geothermal heating and cooling in the state's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS), making geothermal heat pumps eligible for utility Renewable Energy Credits under the mandate. "The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) ...Read More