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What is a Grouted, Geothermal Borehole?

The following blog post is republished courtesy of our friend, Bill Martin, President of the California Geothermal Heat Pump Association.  Visit CaliforniaGeo’s website for more great posts like this and see the original here. What They Are-   When you want to exchange thermal energy with the earth, you must make an underground connection to […]

Reed Bill Will Reinstate Clean Energy Tax Credits

Feb. 15, 2017 – The geothermal heat pump industry and several other clean energy technology industries are a step closer to saving thousands of jobs with the reintroduction of tax credit legislation by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and 18 more cosponsors (12 Rep. and 6 Dem.). HR 1090 will reinstitute and […]

NY-GEO Cheers Gov. Cuomo’s Program to Rescue Geo Jobs

Feb. 7, 2017 – New York Geothermal Energy Association (NY-GEO) leaders, members and supporters applauded Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed program to rescue geothermal jobs in New York State. The plan provides $15 million for geothermal heating and cooling rebates to stimulate the clean energy economy. According to NY-GEO, over 1,000 New York jobs in […]

A Resolution for Congress

By Doug Dougherty, President and CEO GEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization January 19, 2017 – Some call it a drafting error.  Others call it a mistake.  Regardless of how it happened, in December 2015, Congress passed a spending bill that extended tax credits for big wind and solar energy but left other clean energy […]

First It Was A Typo In Congress — Now It Will Cost Real Jobs

This article was originally published on BuzzFeed News.  See the original here. Dino Grandoni BuzzFeed News Reporter Congress has passed on its last chance to help blue-collar manufacturers of geothermal pumps and fuel cells by making a correction — promised for a year — to a spending bill screwup. The trouble started in December 2015, […]

Congressional Inaction Puts the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry and Thousands of Jobs in Peril

Dec. 6 – Tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a stopgap spending bill to fund the U.S. government without including an extension of the Investment Tax Credit (Sec. 48) or Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit (Sec. 25D) for geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is extremely disappointed at this outcome after […]

GEO Comments on Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy

Nov. 3 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization  (GEO) provided comments to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy for a meeting of stakeholders who discussed the role of renewable thermal energy technologies under the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy. “GEO believes that with the right level of encouragement from […]