Regional News

Invitation to Participate in the Geothermal Heat Exchange Wells Standards Update Project

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is embarking on an update of the Geothermal Heat Exchange Well (GHEW) Standards and invites your participation. Update of the GHEW Standards is an initial step toward updating the California Well Standards. This project is important for protecting the state’s groundwater since it provides statewide minimum standards for […]

Brown Signs California Geo Bill

The California Geothermal Heat Pump Association (CaliforniaGeo) applauds Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of AB 2339, Energy Geothermal Technologies, into law on Sept. 27, 2012. The legislation directs the California Energy Commission (CEC) to evaluate policies and implementation strategies that will promote widespread deployment of geothermal heat pumps and geothermal ground loop technologies as key components of a clean California energy ...Read More

CaliforniaGeo Successfully Advances Geothermal Heat Pump Legislation

CaliforniaGeo applauds Governor Brown's recent signing of AB 2339 (Williams) Energy Geothermal Technologies, www.ab2339.org, into law on September 27, 2012 directing the California Energy Commission to lead an evaluation of policies and implementation strategies to promote widespread deployment of geothermal heat pump and geothermal ground loop technologies as a key component of a clean California energy future. AB 2339 is part ...Read More

Sanders Announces $1M for On-Bill Financing of Small Business Energy Efficiency Projects

At a news conference in Burlington, VT, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that a $1 million federal grant will help the Burlington Electric Department provide On-Bill Financing to small business customers for energy efficiency projects, including geothermal heat pump installations. Sen. Sanders provided details of the new pilot program at a news conference with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Public ...Read More

California Passes Geo Heat Pump Bill: AB2339

Championed by the California Geothermal Heat Pump Lobby Coalition (CalGeo), AB 2339 (Williams/V.M. Perez) passed in the Senate on Aug. 28 with a 36-0 vote then returned to the Assembly the following day where it also passed unanimously with a 79-0 vote. The bill requires the California Energy Commission, in consultation with the Public Utilities […]

GEO Presents GHPs in Oregon

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Manager of Communications and Outreach Ted Clutter presented “The Status of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry” at a meeting in Bend, OR sponsored by the Oregon Geothermal Working Group and the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC – Davis, CA). “The agenda provided a good opportunity for GEO to make the case for […]

GEO at Work in Illinois

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has initiated a series of informational meetings with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to discuss the value that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) could offer to the state’s renewable and efficient energy policies. To date, Illinois law does not deem the thermal load avoided by […]