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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 […]

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 […]

Keeping Warm with Our Masonry Heater

A masonry heater uses wood efficiently and can be the primary heat source for your home. Dogs like them, too. Image: Dan Crosby.

Dan Crosby, Local Energy $olutions

We have no oil furnace. Instead, we heat our 1900 sq. ft. home in Bethlehem, NH by burning 3.5 to 4 cords of wood […]

Yellow Heat Keeps Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Yellow Heat’s oil burner does not use fossil fuels to heat your home or business. Image courtesy of Thomas Leue.

George Harvey

Tom Leue, a businessman living in Ashfield, Massachusetts, has invented what he calls “yellow heat.” It can allow conversion of oil-burning boilers to run on recycled vegetable oil, […]

Pond Geothermal Heating

In the North, a pond has to be deep enough for the heat exchanger to be at least two feet below the ice all winter. This is usually six to eight feet. Photos courtesy of AWEB Supply.

George Harvey

Many people seem to be confused by heat pumps. The fact […]

New York legislators and renewable heat advocates call on Public Service Commission to mandate investor-owned utilities to comply with State climate goals

Following the passage and signing into law of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), New York State legislators and renewable heat advocates are calling on the Public Service Commission (PSC) to require investor-owned utilities to meet state climate goals by expanding energy efficiency programs.

Clean energy advocates with the Renewable Heat Now […]

Free Webinar 8/5 – Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 2

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies, Part 2 Monday, August 5, 1-2 pm ET

 

Please join the Clean Energy States Alliance for the second in a two-part webinar series highlighting the role renewable heating and cooling campaigns play in decarbonizing buildings and in helping states meet their carbon […]