Geo Prominent in Oklahoma First Energy Plan

Issued by Gov. Mary Fallin in late-2011, the Oklahoma First Energy Plan sets forth enlightened goals to meet the challenges we all face for a better energy future. “We are at the beginning of an energy revolution that will fundamentally change the way we produce and use energy,” says the document’s Executive Summary. “New markets […]

GEO 2011 – The Year in Review

GEO marked 2011 with great successes as we expanded our presence in Washington, DC and beyond. Achievements include targeted legislative victories, publications in numerous publications, and GEO exhibits at a variety of conferences and trade shows. GEO Conducts its First Legislative Fly-In, with the Board of Directors, President and CEO Doug Dougherty, staff, and members […]

GEO Wins DOE Strategic Plan for GHPs and Increased Funding for EIA

In the waning session before the December holidays, Congress passed an Omnibus Appropriations Bill, HR 2055, which includes two important milestones achieved by GEO staff and its legislative action team. First is language added by House Energy and Water Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Ranking Member Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN), and Rep. Tom Cole […]

GEO Applauds EPA Action on Energy Star Proposed Most Efficient Criterion

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its Energy Star Most Efficient pilot program in May 2011, manufacturers of energy consuming goods have offered a number of products that achieved the designation. The agency is extending the Most Efficient of Energy Star pilot program through the 2012 calendar year. While EPA intends to maintain […]

S. 1142 Geothermal Bill Passes Committee

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee cleared S.1142, the Geothermal Exploration and Technology Act, to the full Senate. Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) is optimistic that the chamber will take up the measure in next year’s legislative session. S. 1142 was introduced by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), with sponsorship by Committee Ranking Member Lisa […]

GEO Takes the Lead on a Growing Trend

On-Bill Financing—an innovative tool that allows customers to pay for energy efficiency investments though their utility bills—is becoming more available at the state level across the country. Details are included in a new study, On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements: A Review of Current Program Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices. Released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), ...Read More

GEO Focus on the States

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is increasingly turning its attention to the States in its quest to enhance and expand the geothermal heat pump industry. “Advocacy at the federal level is important to our members,” said GEO President and CEO Doug Dougherty, “but much can also be accomplished at the state level.” This is especially […]