Arizona Advocates Continue Push for Utility GHP Incentive Program

Geothermal heat pump advocates in Arizona led by new GEO Member Green Earth Energy & Environmental, Inc. followed up a personal meeting on April 18 with state Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith with a definitive letter, stating their needs and reasoning for a reimplementation of geothermal incentive funds. Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President Doug Dougherty […]

GEO Board Welcomes Joe Parsons

By a unanimous vote, Earthlinked Technologies Chief Operation Officer Joe Parsons was invited to join the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors. Parsons has served as Chief Operating Officer of EarthLinked Technologies since 1996, and is responsible for product development, training programs, standards compliance and authorized dealer relationships. Parsons enthusiastically accepted the GEO Board’s […]

GEO’s John Kelly Retires

Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Operations Chief John Kelly recently announced his retirement effective June 30, ending nearly 20 years of service to the organization. “We will miss John,” said GEO Board Chairman Steve Smith, “He is a consummate professional who has graced us with Impeccable performance and the highest level of integrity.” Kelly previously worked […]

GEO Meets with White House Staff to Urge GHP Option for New CO2 Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to publish in late June a proposed rulemaking that will set new limits for existing power plants emitting carbon dioxide (CO2). EPA is exercising its authority under Section 111d of the Clean Air Act to issue emission guidelines and require the states to submit carbon emission reduction […]

Energy Efficiency Bill Dies in Senate

The U.S. Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to move ahead on a popular energy efficiency bill from Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), as the legislation struggled through a storm of debate over proposed amendments on the Keystone Pipeline and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The bipartisan measure to encourage […]

New Vermont Law Includes GHPs for Efficiency Funding

The Vermont Senate and House of Representatives have passed and sent S. 202 to Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) for signature. Introduced by State Sen. Robert Hartwell (D), the legislation allows for money raised through its energy efficiency charge to be used for high-efficiency electric heating equipment. Efficiency Vermont implements energy efficiency policy for the state. […]

Massachusetts Offers Up to $10k for Geo Installations

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources announced the launch of their $875,000 Common-wealth Home Heating and Cooling program, which will provide up to $10,000 to Massachusetts homeowners who install high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The program supports installation of GHPs that meet strict efficiency standards and technical requirements outlined […]