Regional News

Fight Continues on Illinois Setbacks for Closed Loop Boreholes

In mid-October, the Illinois Joint Committee on Legislative Rules approved a regulation proposed by the state Department of Public Health that mandates a 50-ft. setback for vertical geothermal closed-loop boreholes from sewer lines. “Though the ruling allows for variances from the setback,” said Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty, “they cost drillers and geothermal loop field installers time and ...Read More

CaliforniaGeo Webinar – Geo101: Geothermal Heat Pumps

CaliforniaGeo is pleased to introduce Geo101 - Geothermal Heat Pumps: the first in a series of educational, fact based and marketing-free geo heat pump webinars. The educational series is co-sponsored by GEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization. You don't need to be an engineer to benefit from this 90-minute presentation, but you might feel like one when it's over. Don't ...Read More

Efficiency Maine Incentives

Maine is the most heating-oil dependent state in the country, but figures released by the U.S. Census show its use here continuing to wane: 67% of homes relied on oil for primary heating in 2012, down from 69% percent in 2011 and 80.2 percent in the year 2000. Industry officials point to a mix of […]

Wisconsin Retains Geo Incentives

Renewable energy incentives in Wisconsin have been capped, leaving solar projects in the dark with no funding, but authorities spared geothermal from the cuts. According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Solar electric and solar hot water incentives for Wisconsin homes have been suspended for the remainder of the year by the Focus […]

Selling Winning Geothermal Systems in New England

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS AT THE “GEO Barn”    Selling Winning Geothermal Systems in New England   Friday October 11th, 2013 9:00am to 3:00pm (Continental breakfast at 8:30am, lunch at 12:30)   WHY THIS COURSE? Recent geo industry technology advances, ridiculous oil prices and favorable groundsource legislation in New England are making geo more and more the obvious choice […]

GEO Wins Delay in Illinois Rulemaking

Letters from the Geothermal Alliance of Illinois and the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) in Illinois have successfully gained a 45-day extension prior to a final rulemaking on regulation of the drilling industry in the state. The extra time will allow a workshop for interested parties to recommend […]

Massachusetts Thermal Bill Sails Through Hearing

Members of the Massachusetts Renewable Thermal Coalition testified in support of S 1593 at a hearing of the state legislature's Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. The bill would qualify thermal energy generated with renewable fuels to receive financial credits under the Commonwealth's Alternative Energy Standard (AES). Work on the bill began in December 2012. If passed, S 1593 ...Read More