GEO Success for GHPs in Maryland

In late-2011, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) started work with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to change the state’s policy and legislation regarding geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). Following a stakeholders meeting in early December, MEA increased incentive caps for GHP installations from $1,000 to $3,000 for residential units, and $10,000 for commercial units. With several […]

Senator Udall Learns About Geothermal at New IKEA Store

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) toured the new IKEA store in Centennial, CO, learning firsthand how geothermal heat pump systems are employed in large commercial applications. Udall is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and widely regarded as a national leader on renewable energy. He has worked diligently to put Colorado at the forefront of sensible ...Read More

GEO Strategizes at MEEA Conference

President and CEO Doug Dougherty represented the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (MEEA) Energy Solutions Conference in Chicago on Jan. 11-13. GEO partnered with the state geothermal heat pump associations of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa to maintain a coordinated exhibit booth at the event. More than 300 attended the […]

Senator Durbin Helps Chicago Health Care Clinic “Go Geo”

In July 2011, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $4.5 million through the Affordable Care Act for 17 school-based health center grants, to establish new sites or upgrade their current facilities to better serve Illinois children. The grants are issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education. […]

Geo Prominent in Oklahoma First Energy Plan

Issued by Gov. Mary Fallin in late-2011, the Oklahoma First Energy Plan sets forth enlightened goals to meet the challenges we all face for a better energy future. “We are at the beginning of an energy revolution that will fundamentally change the way we produce and use energy,” says the document’s Executive Summary. “New markets […]

GEO 2011 – The Year in Review

GEO marked 2011 with great successes as we expanded our presence in Washington, DC and beyond. Achievements include targeted legislative victories, publications in numerous publications, and GEO exhibits at a variety of conferences and trade shows. GEO Conducts its First Legislative Fly-In, with the Board of Directors, President and CEO Doug Dougherty, staff, and members […]

GEO Wins DOE Strategic Plan for GHPs and Increased Funding for EIA

In the waning session before the December holidays, Congress passed an Omnibus Appropriations Bill, HR 2055, which includes two important milestones achieved by GEO staff and its legislative action team. First is language added by House Energy and Water Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Ranking Member Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN), and Rep. Tom Cole […]