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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 […]

Evaluation Gives High Marks for State’s Advanced Wood Heating Program

Report Measures Clean Energy Development Fund’s Efforts Since 2015 Montpelier, Vermont – January 7, 2020 – In 2019 the Vermont’s Department of Public Service contracted with the Cadmus Group to conduct an evaluation of the Clean Energy Development Fund’s (CEDF) advanced wood heat incentive and grant programs. Cadmus’ completed report concludes that CEDF’s programs on […]

Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, VT Middle Schools

Save 45% in Fuel Costs with Renewable Heating and New Biomass Boiler Systems

The Green Street School is located in Brattleboro, VT. Image: greenstreetschoolvt.com

Jim Van Valkenburgh

A project to upgrade the heating system at Green Street School (GSS) in Brattleboro, VT has been a tremendous success in comfort, annual energy use […]

Rockingham Roasters Gets a Free Lunch

From Saxtons River Solar Electric

Rockingham Roasters. Photos courtesy of Saxtons River Solar Electric.

George Harvey

Saxtons River Solar Electric (SRSE) installs heat pumps, in addition to solar photovoltaics (PVs). Some people might ask why a solar installer would do that. After all, the technologies are completely different. The answer, however, is […]

HeatSmart Campaigns in New York and Massachusetts

Georgena Terry, CESA Research Associate

Note: This is the third in a series on community-based strategies for increasing the adoption of residential renewable heating and cooling technologies. For more information on community-based strategies and renewable heating and cooling technologies, please see the September 2019 and November 2019 issues of G.E.T. and read the Clean Energy […]

Replacing your boiler? Consider pellets!

J.S. Fitzpatrick

I have a pellet boiler in my basement that heats my house. Not a pellet stove, but an electronic, touch screen, digital-brain modern boiler that is run by thermostats, just the same as a gas or oil-fired unit.

I’m planning on this boiler keeping me warm and cozy for two or three decades […]

NY Capital Region Heating & Cooling Workforce Networking Event

HeatSmart Capital Region invites you to this opportunity to engage and learn from Ground Source and Air Source Heat Pump experts in the region, including Aztech Geothermal, Dandelion Geothermal, Choice Heating & Cooling, Hot Water Solutions, Ridgeline Heating and Cooling, and Superior Co-Op HVAC. During this free speed networking event you will have the […]

Bulk Pellet Bin Incentive – public comment

The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) is proposing a new incentive to encourage Vermonters that heat with wood pellets to install a bulk pellet bin instead of relying only on the plastic 40 lb. bags of pellets. The incentive will provide Vermonters with a voucher worth up to $3,000 for the installation of a bulk […]

Wood Heat is Essential to Carbon Drawdown

Jeff Rubin

In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to do two things: reduce pollution from heating our buildings and maximize carbon sequestration in forests.

Part one: Reducing heating pollution

Most heating pollution comes from America’s older, less efficient buildings built before 1980 and heated with central […]

Community Outreach Strategies to Drive Renewable Heating

Heating with a ground source heat pump is an effective way to reduce emissions.

Val Stori

Space and water heating represent a large portion of the energy used in homes in the Northeast. Most of this energy comes from fossil fuels, and combined, space and water heating account for 60 to 70 percent of […]