Regional News

ComEd Must Expand Efficiency Efforts Beyond Light Bulbs and Coloring Books

Commonwealth Edison, Illinois’ largest utility, must beef up its energy efficiency programs, according to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). The ICC directed ComEd to boost its savings target by 25,000 megawatt-hours per year, or 4%, over a proposed plan. Even with the ICC’s increased target, ComEd will miss the 2% sales cut by mid-2015 as […]

CaliforniaGeo Webinar February 19

Register today to attend the CaliforniaGeo webinar, Geo101 - Geothermal Heat Pumps. In this 90-minute session, you will learn the basics of geo heat pump systems from a leading expert in the industry. One hour of Continuing Education Credit will be provided to participants by the U.S. Green Building Code Northern California Chapter.

4th Annual Illinois Geothermal Conference

The Geothermal Alliance of Illinois (GAOI) will convene its 4th Annual Illinois Geothermal Conference on March 10-12 at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, IL. The event begins with a preconference seminar on proper HVAC/geo system sizing and duct sizing and design. Jerry Faw of Adtek is the primary instructor. Joining Jerry will be Brian Kumer of Thermal ...Read More

SPEER Second Annual Summit

SPEER is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Summit to be convened in Austin, Texas at the Omni Southpark on Feb. 11-12, 2014. The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is a member and supporter of SPEER’s efforts. Last year, SPEER’s First Annual Summit brought together 200 energy efficiency industry leaders for an interactive and informative program […]

Study Examines a Higher RPS Standard for California

A study jointly sponsored by California’s five largest electric utilities evaluates the operational challenges, potential solutions, and cost consequences of a higher Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) in California by 2030. It examines scenarios that combine a 40% or 50% RPS with 7,000 megawatts of behind-the-meter distributed generation in 2030 and finds that significant integration challenges […]

Giving Udall the Low Down on Geothermal

Major Geothermal Director of Business Development and Marketing Joel Poppert recently gave U.S. Senator Mark Udall a tour of Denver Housing Authority’s Benedict Park Place. This mixed-use, urban redevelopment project uses an energy-efficient, cost-cutting geothermal energy system.“From an industry stand point, broader adoption of geothermal heat-ting and cooling will be realized when lawmakers and utilities begin to  see  the geothermal ...Read More

GEO Speaks to California Prop 39

In a letter to the California Energy Commission, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) commented on Proposition 39 Draft Guidelines for School Energy Projects (Docket 13-CCEJA-1), seeking to elevate the importance of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) in the state’s energy efficiency efforts.“GEO is concerned that in their current form, the Prop 39 Draft Guidelines for School Energy Projects places such a ...Read More