Regional News

New Vermont Law Includes GHPs for Efficiency Funding

The Vermont Senate and House of Representatives have passed and sent S. 202 to Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) for signature. Introduced by State Sen. Robert Hartwell (D), the legislation allows for money raised through its energy efficiency charge to be used for high-efficiency electric heating equipment. Efficiency Vermont implements energy efficiency policy for the state. […]

Massachusetts Offers Up to $10k for Geo Installations

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources announced the launch of their $875,000 Common-wealth Home Heating and Cooling program, which will provide up to $10,000 to Massachusetts homeowners who install high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The program supports installation of GHPs that meet strict efficiency standards and technical requirements outlined […]

Indiana Kills Its Program as Ohio Seeks to Curb Energy Efficiency

By not vetoing it, Indiana Governor Mike Pence has approved a controversial bill that kills the state’s young energy efficiency program, Energizing Indiana, by defunding it as of the end of this year. The decision makes Indiana the first state in the nation to roll back its energy savings goals. Pence said he had problems […]

GEO Keynotes Ball State GEOCON II

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty provided the luncheon keynote address to 80 participants at Ball State University’s GEOCON II: Design, Drilling and Equipment, at the Ball State Alumni Center in Muncie, IN. The conference celebrates the largest geothermal heating and cooling system at a university in North America. The one-day event highlighted the […]

NEGPA Spring Dinner Meeting

The New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA) will convene its Spring Dinner Meeting from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on May 15, at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA. Nancy L. Girard, Esq., Commissioner, City of Boston Environment Department will keynote the event. She oversee policies and programs on environmental issues, including climate action, historic sites, […]

MGEA Annual Conference

The Michigan Geothermal Energy Association (MGEA) will convene this Annual Conference at the Holiday Inn in Okemos, MI (5 miles south of Lansing) from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on June 27, 2014. The geothermal conference will be part of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association Fair on June 27-28, where MGEA will man a booth […]

GEO Pledges Assistance to Arizona

Several geothermal heat pump (GHP) businesses and interests in Arizona recently reached out to the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) for technical assistance to help them expand state’s definition of renewable energy to include the technology. “Commissioner Bob Burns of the Arizona Corporation Commission late last year opened a Docket (E-00000J-13-0375) to explore ‘Innovation and Technical […]