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Webinar: Is a heat pump right for you?

Tuesday, July 14th @ 6 pm

Heat pumps are regularly touted as an energy efficient option for heating and cooling the home, but how well do they perform? What will happen to your electricity bill? Who can install them? Can you afford one? And, of course, how well do they stand up to Vermont’s notoriously […]

NY News: 54 Businesses and Organizations Ask Public Service Commission to Shine Light on Cost of a Climate Destabilizing Gas Subsidy

The Renewable Heat Now Campaign today filed a letter signed by 54 organizations and businesses calling on the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to require utilities to file accurate cost information on a specific gas subsidy called “the 100-foot rule.” This rule, which stems from a State law intended to promote gas expansion, forces […]

Summer Ventilation and Cooling

Using Air to Air ERV to precool the Fresh air in Summer time. Image Wikimedia Commons/MoeSalem

Michael Canavan

Now that summer is approaching, homeowners need to consider the summertime ventilation and cooling needs for their homes considering energy usage.

Natural ventilation is as simple as opening windows on your house in a way that […]

Heat Pump Domestic Hot Water A/C Hack

Heat pump domestic hot water maker air conditioning hack. Image:

Jeff Rubin

You may know that heat pump (HP) technology has come to domestic hot water heaters (DHWs). Like all heat pumps, they use a refrigeration cycle to leverage latent ambient heat. This can result in half or even a quarter of the […]

Cleaning Heat Pumps

Heat pumps get dirty and every heat pump requires annual cleaning. Images WeCleanHeatPumps.

Jesse Haas

Heat pumps are such a game-changer, heating or cooling our homes using electricity. And doing it cleanly?

Yes, if we clean them, which is something many home-owners don’t take into consideration. But failure to properly maintain mini-splits can have […]

Heat Pump Magic

Bruce Sullivan

We take it for granted. Refrigerators draw heat from inside a cold cabinet, and they reject that heat into the surrounding air. You can feel the heat in the space behind a refrigerator. Pulling heat out of seemingly cold air may seem like magic. But it’s just basic physics. The principle of […]

DOE Issues a Pre-Publication Request for Information Pertaining to Energy Conservation Standards for Water Source Heat Pumps

DOE Issues a Pre-Publication Request for Information Pertaining to Energy Conservation Standards for Water Source Heat Pumps

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice initiating a data collection process through this request for information (RFI), to consider whether to amend DOE’s current energy conservation standards for water-source heat pumps […]

Cool You, Cool Planet

Trees provide free natural shading to keep your home cool. Image:

Jessie Haas

Cooling will become a greater necessity and create a greater environmental burden as our planet heats. As we swing into the season when cooling, rather than warming, is the issue, it’s time to consider the great two-for-one deal of a […]

Reduce, Adapt, Drawdown! Go Rad Now!


Lori Barg

Are you a student, teacher, or mentor with skills to share? Do you want to solve real-world problems while working together in teams using a lot of common sense and a little money? The Champlain Maker Faire (CMF) is developing two programs to help solve real-world climate problems, RAD1and Scrounge-a-thon.


NY-GEO 2020 – Registration is Open

The sixth annual NY-GEO Renewable Heating & Cooling Conference is at the Albany Wolf Road Marriott Hotel on March 25th & 26th, 2020.

Early Bird discounts RUN OUT SOON. They are now available for Exhibits and Attendee registrations until midnight, Monday, February 2nd. NYSERDA President and CEO Alicia Barton is the keynote speaker for […]