Regional News

Governor Quinn Signs GEO Thermal Definition into Law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed SB 1603 into law. The legislation contains language sponsored by the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) that removes impediments to the promotion and financing of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) in the state. For complex reasons, the GEO language amends the Illinois Finance Authority Act, the Illinois Power Agency Act and […]

Pennsylvania Clean Energy Program Invests $4.5 Million in Geothermal

Governor Tom Corbett announced that Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to advance clean, alternative and renewable energy sources with the investment of more than $9.6 million in 13 projects in 11 counties. The state investments are projected to result in more than $109 million in additional economic investments. The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved 13 projects through the state's Alternative ...Read More

NYC’s Bloomberg Signs Geo Feasibility Legislation

New York City Mayor Bloomberg signed IN-694-A, legislation that will require the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to study geothermal energy resources and the feasibility of developing them in New York City. The Long Island Geothermal Energy Organization (LI-GEO) was the primary driver of the legislation. LI-GEO's territory currently includes Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties on Long Island, but ...Read More

GEO at OREGON Energy Efficiency and GHP Events

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) will exhibit at the 2013 Efficiency Exchange conference, on May 14-16 at the Doubletree Hilton in Portland. For more information about the joint Bonneville Power Administration /Northwest Energy Efficiency Association event and registration, click here. In addition, GEO is a proud sponsor of the American Ground Water Trust Geothermal Forum […]

Thermal Energy Study Bill Introduced in Oregon

A bill that would direct the Oregon Department of Energy to perform a study and convene an advisory group on renewable thermal energy and renewable gas has been introduced in the state's House of Representatives. Oregon House Bill 3036 is sponsored by Representatives Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-46), Daborah Boone (D-32), Lew Frederick (D-43), David Gomberg (D-10), Mitch Greenlick (D-33), Jenifer Williamson ...Read More

Geothermal Bill Introduced in Minnesota House

Rep. John Benson (DFL – District 44B) introduced HF 1079 in the Minnesota House of Representatives, a bill that would allow geothermal heating and cooling systems "to apply to a utility's renewable energy obligation under certain conditions." If passed, the bill would amend Minnesota's Renewable Portfolio Standard to include geothermal heat pumps as a compliance measure for utilities operating in ...Read More

GEO Supports Proposed Colorado RTS

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has joined a coalition of supporters of new legislation that could dramatically accelerate the use of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) in Colorado. The Renewable Thermal Standard (RTS) bill will be introduced in the current 2013 Colorado legislative session by State Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Senate District 5) and Rep. Randy Fischer (D-House District 53). It will ...Read More