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GEO Comments on EPA 111(d) Proposed Rulemaking

Why GHPs Should be a Carbon Reduction Offset for Coal-Fired Power Plants The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging that renewable thermal energy and geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) be recognized in its proposed rulemaking under Section 111(d) of the U.S. Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution […]

SPEER Comments

“Toward a More Efficient Electric Market: New Frameworks for Advancing Energy Efficiency in Texas” SPEER – South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource / June 2013 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 […]

Maryland SB 652 Comments

Maryland SB 652 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Renewable Energy Credits – Geothermal Heating & Cooling Senate Finance Committee March 6, 2012 Mr. Chairman, and Members of the Committee, The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) firmly believes that Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs) and the thermal energy that they harvest from the earth should be included under the […]

California AB 2339 Comments

 September 11, 2012 Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Brown,  AB 2339 unanimously passed both houses of the California General Assembly, and has arrived at your desk for signature into law. GEO urges you to do so. As the national trade group for the geothermal heat pump (GHP) […]

Oregon Residential Rebate Comments

November 28, 2012 Oregon Department of Energy625 Marion Street N.E.Salem, OR 97301-3737                                                           Re: Rulemaking for RETC Program Submitted to: kathy.d.stuttaford@odoe.state.or.us. The following comments are submitted in response to a notice of a public rulemaking hearing by the Oregon Department of Energy for its Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC) Program in Salem, OR, on December 4, […]

Ohio General Assembly Comments

February 22, 2013 Honorable William J. SeitzChair, Public Utilities CommitteeOhio Senate, Senate Building 1 Capitol Square, 1st FloorColumbus, OH 43215 Dear Senator Seitz, This letter recognizes Chairman Seitz’s Feb. 1, 2013 memorandum on General Assembly review of Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable portfolio standard provisions. The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO)—the trade association for the U.S. […]

Michigan Energy Plan Comments

Submitted May 2, 2013, by the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO). Comments were provided through the Michigan website. Answers below refer to specific questions (as numbered). GEO—the Geothermal Exchange Organization—is a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association representing the interests of its member companies, with outreach to government institutions and the public about the economic, national security, and […]