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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 […]

Naturally Cool with Natural Cooling

QuietCool® whole-house system. Photos courtesy of Jeff Kapsalis.

George Harvey

I would think that just about everyone has had the experience of lying in bed, tossing, being unable to sleep because it is too hot. Air conditioning (AC) can help, but it uses a lot of energy. If you live […]

How to Determine if a Heat Pump is Right for You and Much More

Outside view of a mini-split heat pump system. Image: Wikipedia.org.

Matt Sargent and Bruce Landry

The first step in determining if a heat pump is appropriate should be to have an energy audit completed by a certified home performance contractor. The audit will determine costs and savings for recommended efficiency upgrades. Typically upgrading air […]

Raising the Bar for Geothermal: How to Get Ultra-High Efficiency

Red Clover Commons in Brattleboro, VT. Courtesy photo.

Matt Desmarais and Jeff Harrison

Housing Vermont, a nonprofit development company, wanted to create fifty-five new, permanently affordable rental-housing units. To keep their costs permanently low, they worked with Blake Group to design and build a next-generation geothermal heating and cooling system for their construction project […]

Sixth Annual New York Geothermal Conference

Dandelion geothermal installation. Photo courtesy of Dandelion.

George Harvey

We got word from Joanne Coons and Michael Bailey about a conference that took place in New York State, over two days starting April 10. The Sixth Annual New York Geothermal (NY GEO) Conference, was held at the Rivers Casino and […]

NY-GEO ‘Top Job’ Award for Home in Fayetteville, NY

Halco installer, Shawn Hodge (left), converted William Sunderline’s (right) historic home from natural gas to geothermal heating and cooling, eliminating fossil fuel use in the home. Photo: Pamela Bender.

A historic Fayetteville home and a local HVAC contractor are the winners of the 2019 GeoStar Top Job Competition for a geothermal installation. Halco, […]

Funding for Commercial Advanced Wood Heat Installations Announcement and RFP

Windham Regional Commission Request for Grant Proposals Installation of Advanced Wood Heat System in Commercial Buildings Date of Release: March 22, 2019 Proposals Due: April 15, 2019 Windham Wood Heat (WWH), a Windham Regional Commission program, is seeking grant proposals from commercial establishments in Windham County seeking to convert from fossil fuel heating to advanced […]

Is The Glen House the Greenest Getaway in the White Mountains?

How the Recently Opened Hotel is Modernizing a Century-Old Legacy of Sustainability

Since opening last fall, The Glen House has welcomed guests looking to take in thewinter splendor of Mt. Washington. Image: Mt. Washington Auto Road.

By Chris Gillespie

If you’re looking for a year-round destination to enjoy the natural beauty of New Hampshire’s […]

ThermoLift Heat Pumps

Paul Schwartz, CEO/Co-Founder of ThermoLift, showing a prototype unit. All photos courtesy of ThermoLift

George Harvey

Some things are both counter-intuitive and extraordinary. To understand them, we really need to have a grasp of science. So I hope no one minds if I start with explaining a couple of things […]