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The Geothermal Rising Policy Committee (PC) is an add-on option for Geothermal Rising members who want to fund advocacy work at the federal, state and local levels. A continuation of the expansive work of the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), the Policy Committee is comprised of companies and individuals from a broad spectrum of the geothermal power industry. The Geothermal Rising Policy Committee advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources and provides a forum for the industry to discuss issues and problems.
Chair of the Policy Committee: Paul Thomsen (Ormat Technologies, Inc.), email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Board Level Committee Members
2021 Corporate Level Committee Members
Please note you must first be a Geothermal Rising member to sign up for the Policy Committee.
Policy Committee Levels (fees are in addition to Geothermal Rising membership fees):
Individual/Student/Faculty $100 - PC Individual Members will be included on the PC mailing list to be kept appraised of activities as well as receive an invitation to participate on PC meetings held every other month (by conference call or in person). (available only to Geothermal Rising members)
Corporate Level $2,000 - PC Corporate Members will be included on the PC mailing list to be kept appraised of activities as well as receive an invitation to participate on PC meetings and vote on annual policy strategy. (available only to Geothermal Rising Company Level members)
Board Level $12,000 - PC Board Members will be included on the PC mailing list to be kept appraised of activities as well as receive an invitation to participate on PC meetings. Board Level members will also receive one vote on PC specific actions such as policy decisions, letters, etc. (available only to Geothermal Rising Supporting/Sustaining/Patron members)
The Policy Committee is governed by an eleven-person Executive Committee consisting of eight members voted by popular majority by all PC members (four Board level, two Corporate and two Individual members), plus the PC Chairperson, GR President and Executive Director. The PC Chairperson is voted by popular majority. All PC members have one vote in regards to the elected Executive Committee positions. Voting will be annually at the Geothermal Rising Conference.