GEO Washington Update

In early February, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President and CEO Doug Dougherty joined the association’s advocacy team for several important meetings in Washington, DC. First among the issues was On Bill Financing (OBF). At the end of 2011, an amendment signed into law mandated a federal pilot program encouraging electric utilities to offer OBF to […]

New California Geo Organization Seeks Legislation Promoting GHPs

California Geo is the working title of an organization that has hit the ground running in the Golden State. "A state geothermal heat pump organization like ours has been sorely needed for quite a long time," said Phil Henry (Geoexchange Solutions, Inc.), who has spearheaded the effort. The group convened an organizing meeting on Jan. 31, to review legislative language ...Read More

GEO Success for GHPs in Maryland

In late-2011, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) started work with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to change the state’s policy and legislation regarding geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). Following a stakeholders meeting in early December, MEA increased incentive caps for GHP installations from $1,000 to $3,000 for residential units, and $10,000 for commercial units. With several […]

Senator Udall Learns About Geothermal at New IKEA Store

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) toured the new IKEA store in Centennial, CO, learning firsthand how geothermal heat pump systems are employed in large commercial applications. Udall is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and widely regarded as a national leader on renewable energy. He has worked diligently to put Colorado at the forefront of sensible ...Read More

A New Year for GEO Success

In 2011, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) established itself as the Voice of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry. We now have a full-time spokes-person, and we’ve renewed and intensified work with our Washington, DC advocacy team. Most importantly, we have begun the work of establishing GEO with numerous contacts at the State level. We had […]

GEO Strategizes at MEEA Conference

President and CEO Doug Dougherty represented the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (MEEA) Energy Solutions Conference in Chicago on Jan. 11-13. GEO partnered with the state geothermal heat pump associations of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa to maintain a coordinated exhibit booth at the event. More than 300 attended the […]

Senator Durbin Helps Chicago Health Care Clinic “Go Geo”

In July 2011, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $4.5 million through the Affordable Care Act for 17 school-based health center grants, to establish new sites or upgrade their current facilities to better serve Illinois children. The grants are issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education. […]