Geothermal Heat Pump Advocates Want Extension of Expiring Residential and Commercial Tax Credits Sept. 26 (Springfield, IL) On Sept. 21/22, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) led a coalition of national associations during a “Fly-In” to Washington DC. Their purpose was to encourage members of Congress to extend the federal tax credits for commercial and residential […]
Aug. 17 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has signed on to a letter to the U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) that promotes energy efficiency as a vital component of the agency’s Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). The letter says that the pool of credits that […]
July 2 – In June the New York legislature passed income tax creditand sales tax exemption bills for geothermal heat pump (GHP) installations that still await signature by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). In response, the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO) has started a petition—”Andrew Cuomo: Cut both Energy Bills and Fossil Fuel Pollution by […]
June 9 – The $177 million renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral—the most extensive in its 136-year history—is being pushed toward completion in time for Pope Francis’ visit to New York City in September. Not the least of its improvements will be an open-loop geothermmal heating and cooling system. The four-year renovation was slated for completion […]
The Obama Administration on March 19 issued an Executive Order , “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,” that is meant to cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40% over the next decade from 2008 levels. And the White House recognizes that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are one technology that can help […]
On Dec. 27, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed HB 5397 into law, providing new financial tools for municipal electric utilities operating in the state to help their customers install distributed generation, electric vehicle charging stations, and energy efficiency technologies—including geothermal heat pump heating and cooling systems.
Vermont legislators will consider a measure to stop utilities from getting credit both for developing solar or wind projects and also for the renewable credits received from out-of-state sales. The bill, H.40, has begun its journey through the legislative process in the Vermont House of Representatives’ Natural Resources and Energy Committee.