The geothermal industry is acutely aware that government-issued commercial and residential tax credits are set to expire at the end of 2016. Currently, geothermal heat pumps in commercial applications are eligible for a 10 percent income tax credit, and residential applications may receive up to a 30 percent incentive.
No matter how hard you try, some people just can’t be satisfied. What if you could go back in time and hear from other businesses in your town about this specific consumer? With that information at hand, you might say thanks, but no thanks, when that customer rings your phone.
The Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) convened on Orlando for its 2015 annual conference in December. The event welcomed the most distribution companies since 2007.
Let’s be honest, white males make up a pretty good chunk of this industry. The problem is white males only make up about 31 percent of the U.S. population. This industry needs to have an outreach beyond these demographics if it hopes to flourish in the future.
If one renewable energy gets its tax credit extended, they all should. Let the customers decide what works for them. If you are selling geothermal products, it might be a good time to contact your representatives.
I realize there are more important items, like fighting ISIS, but I also know that presidential candidates have been willing to comment on Starbucks Christmas cups and fantasy football, so, perhaps, we could acknowledge the critical need for training that’s necessary for the next generation to take on these well-paying, in-demand jobs.
I’ve heard numerous speakers utter this phrase at least a hundred times: The question is not what happens if I train my employees and they leave; the question is, what if I don’t train them and they stay?