13 Apr '12, 8pm

FOREST JAPAN地中熱部会ニュース:全米で初めて地中熱ヒートポンプが供給義務を果たす対象となる再生可能エネルギー設備に含められた。http://t.co/lCNL0Qre

The "Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Renewable Energy Credits - Geothermal Heating and Cooling" bill (SB 652 and HB 1186) has passed in Maryland. The legislation effectively makes geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) an accepted technology available for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) mandate. The legislation is the first of its kind in the United States. The bill can be accessed here . The Maryland RPS stipulates that electricity suppliers (all utilities and competitive retail suppliers) use renewable energy sources to generate a minimum portion of their retail sales, to a level of 20% by 2022. Electricity suppliers demonstrate compliance with the standard by accumulating RECs. Among many industry and agency stakeholders, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) lent support and written testimony that were crucial to th...

Full article: http://www.geoexchange.org/forum/geothermal-heat-pump-dis...

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