Regional News

A Resolution for Congress

By Doug Dougherty, President and CEO GEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization January 19, 2017 – Some call it a drafting error.  Others call it a mistake.  Regardless of how it happened, in December 2015, Congress passed a spending bill that extended tax credits for big wind and solar energy but left other clean energy […]

GEO Fly-In Seeks Parity with Solar

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 […]

GEO Asks EPA for Energy Efficiency

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 […]

NY-GEO Urges Gov. Cuomo to Sign Geo Bills

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 […]

St. Patrick’s Goes Geothermal

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 […]

White House Executive Order on Sustainability Includes Geothermal Heat Pumps

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 […]

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan On-Bill Financing Law

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.