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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Heating with a ground source heat pump is an effective way to reduce emissions.
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 […]
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’s oil burner does not use fossil fuels to heat your home or business. Image courtesy of Thomas Leue.
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, […]
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.
Many people seem to be confused by heat pumps. The fact […]
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 […]
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 […]