Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) President and CEO Doug Dougherty attended the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ 123rd Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO on Nov. 13-16. It was the first time GEO was represented at the NARUC event. “GEO has seen more and more states setting Renewable Energy Standards,” said Dougherty. “We need to […]

Win for GEO! Sanders On-Bill Financing Amendment Passes Senate and House

The Sanders amendment—which directs the Economic Development Administration to spend $1 million on a new pilot program to support innovative, utility-administered energy efficiency programs for small businesses—has cleared the Senate and House in a "minibus" appropriations bill for agency funding. The amendment encourages utilities to offer On-Bill Financing to small business owners for geothermal heat pump system installations. The measure ...Read More

GEO’s Schoen Testifies for On-Bill Financing

GEO Board of Directors Member Phil Schoen (Geo-Enterprises - Tulsa, OK) testified in Washington, DC on Oct. 13 before the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works' Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy at their hearing, "Innovative Practices to Create Jobs and Reduce Pollution." The subcommittee is chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). Senators in attendance included ...Read More

GEO Matters

The Geothermal Exchange Organization matters because it represents the companies that are the backbone of the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry in the United States. GEO is the political voice in the hallowed halls of Washington, DC for all of the individuals who work for those companies. Yes, we are advocates, but GEO is— and […]

Plumbing Engineer Magazine Features GEO President

The Feature Story of the October issue of Plumbing Engineer magazine shares an interview with GEO President and CEO Doug Dougherty.  Click here to read the full article:  Walking the Walk – An Interview with GEO President and CEO.

Buildings Magazine Touts GHPs

As Buildings Magazine so aptly notes: “Solar panels and wind turbines are easy to spot, but you could be walking over savings and not even know it. A geothermal heat pump system, also known as geoexchange, may be tucked away under the ground, but your utility bill will surely notice its presence.”  Click here to […]

DOE Highlights Report on Hybrid GHP Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today highlighted a recent report – Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Installations: Experiences, Improvements and Tools – demonstrating hybrid ground-source heat pumps (GSHP) as a viable solution to reduce energy use in commercial buildings. The report finds that new hybrid systems dramatically decrease up-front costs while delivering financial and environmental […]