Organization Pushes for Recognition of GHPs as Renewable Energy Source
March 16, 2015
The Geothermal Exchange Organization is backing efforts in a number of states to change public policies that currently fail to recognize geothermal heat pumps as a renewable source of energy and an efficient way to satisfy the thermal loads of buildings.
Group asks EPA to Recognize Geothermal Heat Pumps in Proposed Rulemaking
December 15, 2014
In building its case for GHPs, GEO emphasized the impact the technology’s efficiency can have on the EPA’s expected mandates and benefits of more widespread use by reducing fossil-fuel consumption, leveling utility loads, and cutting carbon emissions from existing power plants across the U.S.
Tax Benefits Are Extremely Significant for the Commercial Geothermal Heat Pump Market
October 20, 2014
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) announced that it is actively supporting “tax extenders bills” that are now under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate. The bills would reinstate and extend several tax incentives for geothermal heat pumps that expired last year.
GEO Urges Utilities to Adopt Geothermal to Meet Efficiency, Environmental Goals
February 10, 2014
Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) president and CEO Doug Dougherty recently attended the 125th annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Orlando, Fla.
As kids, we were told, “Don’t play with matches.” But, as adults, we ignore this warning and play with fire to heat our homes and office buildings, and our laws and policies encourage it. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s my opinion that we need to create paths to safer, cleaner, and more efficient energy sources.
Group Discussed Incentives, Support for Geothermal Heat Pumps
August 19, 2013
Volunteers with the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Pacific Northwest Utility Work Group (PNW) recently joined outreach and communications manager Ted Clutter in meetings with officials of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE).