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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Obama Clean Energy Goals

Declaring that current challenges present this generation’s “Sputnik moment,” President Obama called for high-profile energy goals—including a target of producing 80% of U.S. electricity from clean energy sources by 2035—during his 2011 State of the Union address on the evening of Jan. 25. Besides the need to break the nation’s oil dependency, Obama set forth […]

Posted March 14th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

2011 IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo

Continue to look for new information on the upcoming 2011 International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Technical Conference & Expo on their website, www.igshpa.okstate.edu. It should be a great event this year, at the Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa, OK, on October 5-6, 2011. The exhibit hall is filling up quickly, so don’t miss […]

Posted March 14th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Geothermal thrives…

North American Clean Energy magazine is now featuring a positive descriptive article about geothermal heat pumps by Shawn Melton (Enertech). “Increasing awareness of the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling has driven impressive industry growth over the past several years. During a down economy, the sales growth is even more remarkable. Most of the major […]

Posted March 14th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Geothermal featured in Contractor magazine

A brief article describing the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is now online at Contractormag.com. ” The new Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is a reincarnation of the former Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, a government/industry partnership that was primarily aimed at utility support for demand-side energy conservation programs during the 1990s, and seeks recognition for the renewable […]

Posted March 14th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

State Energy Efficiency databases

Many states have programs to encourage energy efficiency. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) regularly updates its free online State Energy Efficiency Policy Database, which makes accessing information about your state’s energy efficiency programs, standards and “reward structures” as easy as clicking on a an interactive map. The ACEEE database can be […]

Posted March 14th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Geothermal firm offers first pay-by-the-hour plan

New Hampshire-based geothermal ground heat exchange company LVestus Energy has just begun a Geo Thermal Purchase Agreement (GeoTPA) program that makes green, geothermal energy a cost-effective way to heat or cool a commercial facility – for no upfront money – the same way that you can buy solar power. Its GeoTPA is the same idea […]

Posted March 14th, 2011 by JohnFreitag