The case can be made that recovery and reclamation begins with keeping refrigerants in the system where they belong; refrigerant that leaks out into the atmosphere is never going to be recovered or reclaimed.
The geothermal industry has a lot going on at the moment. Federal tax incentives, or lack thereof, currently dominate the discussion, but manufacturers are releasing new, intelligent geothermal products all the time.
Since the tax credits went into effect in 2008, many contractors have experienced a significant boost in their geothermal businesses. And, now that the geothermal tax credits have lapsed, contractors and manufacturers are prepared to continue forward without them.
Geothermal credits are being reintroduced in the form of the Reed Bill, legislation introduced by Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and 18 additional cosponsors (12 Republicans and six Democrats).