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RE: Geothermal tax credit was harmful to the industry.

I am enjoying the discussion and I appreciate the frankness of views and perspective. So I'd like to pose a question to the discussion... Would the importance of a tax incentive be more or less, or would our overall strategy as an industry change, if we focused less on other renewable...


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John, One misunderstanding that you and many have is that the high SEER numbers of air source equipment is important. Sure, SEER has been pushed for years, but since it represents operation efficiency with outside air at 85F and inside temps set for 80F, basically idling, it does not represent...


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​While I can understand both sides of this debate, I must say that I support a Tax Credit for the installation of Geothermal Systems. Sure we will still sell some Geo Systems without a Tax Credit based on many of the reasons already mentioned. But if your being honest with yourself and using...


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I favor Doug's policy incentive argument because market signals by government and regulators provide guidance for capital spending by industry, business, and consumer. That makes markets more efficient. What kind of signal is sent when lopsided or historical subsidies continue for billion...


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Brian, If you really believe that the tax credits hurt the industry, what do you think should be done to prevent future harm ? Are you recommending that the leadership of IGSHPA and GeoExchange immediately fly to Washington, D.C. to ask Congress to remove geothermal heat pumps from the tax...


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RE: Geothermal tax credit was harmful to the industry.

I hold a bachelors degree in political science and a graduate degree in public administration and have close to 20 years experience in running a state trade association and currently as President and CEO of GEO, a national trade association, so I am comfortable discussing public policy. And...


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Brian...I'm with Terry on this. You've hit the nail squarely on the head. Cash incentives are not something to build a business around. A well designed GSHP system for residential or commercial buildings will easily justify it's purchase in most areas. If it doesn't, it should be sold. We've had...


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​Brian: Cannot agree more. I dislike incentives for the reasons you stated. If incentives are available, they should at least require validation to qualify for the 'welfare' that the system is working as intended. We have way too many incompetent flakes and snake-oil bottom feeders that...


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Let's Talk Geothermal -- Pete Prydybasz PSP Consulting/BJ Terroni.com Mohnton PA 610-775-3182 --


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Geothermal tax credit was harmful to the industry.

Hello all. I work for an HVAC and Solar installation and service company in southeastern PA. We installed our first open loop geothermal in 1983. We continued installing a few more open loop systems through 1987. In 1988, we installed our first vertical closed loop system. I actually installed...