Illinois News

GEO Introduces GHP Legislation in Illinois

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has introduced Senate Bill 2365 in the Illinois General Assembly. Sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), the legislation would amend the Illinois Power Agency Act and the Illinois Finance Act to include references to reduction of thermal load in their definitions of “energy efficiency” and “renewable […]

GEO Making Strides in Illinois

During the past month, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty and GEO’s Illinois advocacy team convened a series of meetings with Illinois utility representatives and public policy officials to determine the best strategy for expanding the state’s current Energy Efficiency Port-folio Standard (EEPS) to include geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). “Everyone we meet with agrees […]

GEO at Work in Illinois

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has initiated a series of informational meetings with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to discuss the value that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) could offer to the state’s renewable and efficient energy policies. To date, Illinois law does not deem the thermal load avoided by […]

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. […]