Industry continues to suffer while government drags its feet Editor’s Note: The following editorial by Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating News (ACHR – The News) Editor-in-Chief Kyle Gargaro is reproduced by permission. October 24, 2016 By Kyle Gargaro The U.S. government has been Lucy while the HVAC geothermal industry has played the role of Charlie […]
New Funding Gives GEO Big Push for GHP Tax Credit Extensions Sept. 15 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the geothermal heat pump industry have been strengthened by a sizable infusion of new funds. With that, GEO has taken immediate steps to significantly enhance its efforts to extend federal tax credits for both residential […]
The Geothermal Exchange Organization has joined 18 other organizations as signatories to a letter supporting HR 5167, the Technologies for Energy Security Act. This crucial legislation levels the playing field in the renewable energy technology sector and provides parity with the incentives awarded to the solar and wind industries in the most recent omnibus spending […]
March 3 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) responded to a bipartisan group of governors from 17 states who pledged on Feb. 16 to accelerate efforts to boost renewable energy, build better electricity grids, and cut emissions after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The […]
GEO Work in Washington, DC GEO Advocacy “Fly-Ins” In late-March and again in late-September, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors and staff staged Fly-Ins to Washington, DC for political briefings and visits to key lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Issues included the industry’s need for tax extenders, tax credits and a legislated definition of […]
The Geothermal Exchange Organization has put together a helpful fact sheet on currently available federal tax incentives for installation of geothermal heat pump equipment. Please download the fact sheet here.
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors, with GEO staff and members of the group’s Bracewell & Giuliani advocacy team, staged a Fly-In to Washington, DC on Sept. 30, followed by a Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 1 (box, pg.3). Boots on the ground included Board Chairman Steve Smith (Enertech Global LLC) , […]