Articles and Editorials

Walking the Walk

An Interview with GEO President and CEO Douglas A. Dougherty, September 2012 Describe your prior career involvement with geothermal heat pumps. In 1986, I joined Soyland Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative in Illinois. My job in marketing development led me to geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). At the time, there was no stocking distributorship […]

Building a Unified Front

New Geothermal Exchange Organization Board Chairman Steve Smith Talks About His Vision for the Industry—and GEO Where do geothermal heat pumps fit into the national energy picture? The benefits of geothermal are its efficiency and reduced need for oil, propane and natural gas for home heating, and for electricity generated with coal, natural gas and […]

Why GEO Matters

The following editorial was taken from GEO President and CEO Doug Dougherty’s Keynote Address on October 6, at the IGSHPA 2011 Technical Conference & Expo. 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 […]

A New Year for GEO Success

Douglas A. Dougherty, President and CEO                                           January 2012 In 2011, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) established itself as the Voice of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry. We now have a full-time spokes-person, and we have renewed and intensified work with your Washington, DC advocacy team. Most importantly, we have begun the work of establishing GEO […]

GHPs are Efficient AND Renewable

By Douglas A. Dougherty, President and CEOGeothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Geothermal, or ground-source, heat pumps (GHPs) don’t fit neatly into any box, but suffice it to say that their appeal is for their efficiency AND the abundant renewable energy that they provide. GHPs use the ground as a moderate temperature heat source during the winter […]

Energy Efficiency, Competitive Power Markets and Geothermal Heat Pumps

By Douglas A. Dougherty, President and CEOGEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization As the national trade organization for the U.S. geothermal heat pump industry, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) believes that a more efficient energy future MUST include a framework for geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) and their production of renewable thermal energy from the ground […]

Creating New Opportunities

By Tom Huntington, GEO Chairman of the Board                                              January 2014 January is traditionally a month for review and goal setting. It was a busy year for the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) as we safeguarded the benefits we’ve won and sought new avenues of opportunity for the industry. GEO was delighted that Congress and the Whitehouse […]