Regional News

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 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 […]

New York Announces $1.675 Million In GHP Incentives

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces a program that makes $1.675 Million available to provide incentives for the installation of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems in multifamily buildings, including $950 per ton of capacity for market rate buildings and $1,200 per ton of capacity in buildings that qualify as affordable […]

Senator Sanders Hosts GHP Town Hall

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont hosted a roundtable on geothermal energy’s role in moving Vermont to a cleaner, more sustainable and more energy-independent future.  For full details from his website, click here.