Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) recently introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate to support geothermal energy development. Among other provisions, the bill directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application for geothermal heat pumps. Click here for more details.
May 26, - Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced S. 1142 in the U.S. Senate, with co-sponsors Harry Reid (D-NV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The legislation offers broad brush support of geothermal energy development, amending the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Besides promoting geothermal power and direct use resources in the United States, the Tester bill recognizes that, "Geothermal ...Read More
Illinois Governor Quinn recently toured the Operating Engineers Local 150 facilities that have been retrofitted with geothermal heat pump systems. Local 150 President James Sweeney indicated that the systems are projected to save over $240,000 annually in utility costs. To view the video of his visit, click here.
On April 19, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), with the goal of promoting "mutual interests through cooperation in the field of public outreach for improved understanding of geothermal technologies and their environmental, economic and societal benefits."
On April 15, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Quadrennial Technology Review Framing Document, published in the Federal Register March 14, 2011. DOE regularly seeks comments on its mission and program focus.
In response to a White Paper on a potential Clean Energy Standard (CES) bill promoted by the Obama Administration through the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) provided detailed comments on April 11. Under the President's proposal, electric utilities would have to provide 80 percent of their power from clean sources by 2035, including renewables ...Read More
NWF Says Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Slash Energy Costs at U.S. Campuses Washington, DC (March 18, 2011) The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has endorsed a unique new report, Going Underground on Campus: Tapping the Earth for Clean, Efficient Heating and Cooling, by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).