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Non-Profits & Local Businesses Promote Incentives, Benefits of Local Wood Heat

Winter cold might be the furthest thing from Vermonter’s minds right now, however, now is the time to start thinking about how to heat next winter. Tuesday, June 26th, Renewable Energy Vermont, a non-profit trade association representing Vermont’s clean energy trades, will facilitate a press conference to outline the benefits of using wood heat, as […]

New Product to Heat or Cool Homes:

Dandelion Air

Most of us know a company called Google, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet. Another Alphabet subsidiary is Dandelion, which arose out of X, Alphabet’s research and development laboratory.

Dandelion launched a new product system, the Dandelion Air, on May 30. The Dandelion Air is a smart, all-in-one home heating and […]

VP NEGPA Wins NY-GEO Top Job Award

NEGPA’s Vice President and 2018 “GeoStar Top Job” award winner, Larry Lessard (center), with John Manning (left), NY-GEO Board Member and President of Phoenix Energy Supply, and Jens Ponikau of Buffalo Geothermal (right), 2017 award winner. Photo:

By Larry Lessard and Michelle Harrison (G.E.T. staff)

The 2018 NY-GEO conference drew an international crowd […]

A Fertile Opportunity for Renewable Heating

Older Commercial Building Benefits from Biomass Heat

The original, blackened, American Standard oil boiler with its six-inch stalactite pipe leaks. Photos: Scott Nichols

By Scott Nichols

Sometimes nice old buildings present fertile opportunities for renewable heating makeovers with Froling wood pellet boilers. Here is a great example. The building that became Tarm’s […]

Join Bernie Sanders for a Vermont Energy Resource Fair

Heat pumps. Solar energy. Energy efficiency and weatherization. Electric vehicles. These are just some of the ways you can save money and move toward a clean energy future. Come learn more about these topics and much more at an Energy Resource Fair and Town Meeting on June 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at […]

AWEB Supply, Geothermal Pioneer

A Slim Jim® 40 ton (HR) “POND LOOP IN A PACKAGE” consisting of four SJ-10T plates assembled with frame on skids, 3″ manifold and 3″ flange connections. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey

Alan Watts had seven years’ experience in heating and cooling when he designed his first geothermal project in 1981. It […]

Pellet boiler Boot Camp at Vermont Technical College

Design & Installation of High Performance Pellet Boiler Systems

A full-day “deep dive” into the technical design of biomass boiler systems will take place on April 3, 2018 at Vermont Technical College in Center Randolph, VT.

This training will be presented by Jeff Rubin of Sustainable Heating Outreach & Education, and John Siegenthaler, […]

Wood Pellet Central Heating Systems and the Market Awareness

Note: tCO2e: Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is a measure that allows you to compare the emissions of other greenhouse gases relative to one unit of CO2. It is calculated by multiplying the greenhouse gas’s emissions by its 100-year global warming potential. Get the data behind the graphic at

By Jeff […]

EZ Firelogs are Easy

High and consistent heat output, low moisture in a tightly compacted log deliver a superior flame. Images courtesy of Mark Janinni.

By George Harvey

There was a time in my life when I cut, hauled, split, stacked, and burned my own firewood to heat a house in which I lived with four […]

Heating Your Home (or Business) on the Cheap:

From the Ground Up (or Down)

The circulation piping and smaller bore hole of Dandelion’s geothermal solution. Images: Becky Meier

By Greg Whitchurch

This is a tale of two apparently parallel lives which, on one fateful day just north of New York City, collided, creating a tsunami of life-changing consequences for them, their neighbors, […]