Maryland Legislature Passes Geothermal Heat Pump Bill

Woerpel, Herb
June 2012
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;6/11/2012, Vol. 246 Issue 6, p1
Trade Publication
The article discusses the move of Maryland's general assembly to pass the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, Renewable Energy Credits, Geothermal Heating and Cooling Bill. Tom Huntington of WaterFurnace International notes that the bill reflects the state's recognition that geothermal heat pump technology can offer much benefit through power conservation. The legislation recognizes Maryland as the first state to grant REC for the thermal loads offset by geothermal heat pumps. INSET: Renewable Portfolio Standard.


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