Maryland News

NEGPA Announces 1st Stakeholder Meeting with the New Hampshire PUC on Rulemakings to Establish SB 218

New Hampshire will soon grant renewable heat energy from biomass, solar, and geothermal heat pumps the same incentives given to electric utilities for renewable power supplies. The program will be initiated in January 2013. On June 19, New Hampshire Gov. Lynch signed SB 218, which includes renewable thermal energy as a compliance measure for utilities under the state's Renewable Portfolio ...Read More

GEO Lauds New Hampshire Thermal Energy Law for GHPs

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) lauds New Hampshire's recently passed law (SB 218) that allows thermal renewable energy sources to be used by electric utilities to meet energy purchase requirements under the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The New Hampshire RPS requires power providers to source 23.8% of their electricity from renewable resources like wind, solar and biomass by 2025. ...Read More

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Signs Landmark Geo RPS Legislation

Governor Martin O'Malley (D) signed the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Geothermal Heating and Cooling bill (SB 652) into law, making Maryland the first state in the nation to allow utilities to claim credits for the installation of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The measure passed the state legislature on April 13. The law makes GHPs an accepted technology for utilities ...Read More

Green Sports Alliance Summit

Green Sports Alliance Summit September 5-7, 2012  Seattle, Washington The Green Sports Alliance Summit is a three day executive summit designed for leaders from the sports community. The summit uses a mix of stories, case studies, lectures, panels, breakout groups, and site visits to introduce the participants to a range of thinking and best practices […]

Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Landmark Geothermal Heat Pump Bill

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) signed the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Geothermal Heating and Cooling bill (SB 652) into law, making Maryland the first state in the nation to allow utilities to claim credits for the installation of geothermal heat pumps. The measure passed the state legislature on April 13. The legislation makes GHPs an accepted technology for utilities ...Read More

GEO Talks About Maryland’s GHP Bill

In preparation for a cover story to issued in late-May or early June, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News asked Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty a number of questions about passage of a bill amending Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to include the thermal renewable energy contribution of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). His answers provide insights about the ...Read More

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