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The problem of climate change is so large and complex that it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The past decade has seen great strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation and transportation, but heating doesn’t get much attention, even though buildings emit nearly […]
Part of a new series of webcasts on Commercial Biomass Boiler Technology by Froling Energy happening in October and November
“The Role of Forest Biomass in Addressing Climate Change” kicks off the series on October 22 at 3 pm. The speaker will be Dr. Robert Malmsheimer, professor of Forest Policy and Law […]
And how it is done sustainably
Jim Van Valkenburgh
You have probably talked to people with opposing views on using trees for energy. One says it is sustainable and another says it is not. (“It’s worse than coal!”) I propose that both can be right depending on where they are in the U.S. or the […]
Underfloor heating pipes. Wikimedia Commons/A. Raab
Providing superior indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is top-of-mind for consumers, who understand health starts in the home.
While hydronic radiant heating has been around since the Roman times and has been the main form of heating homes throughout Europe for decades, the United States […]
This year upended life for just about all of us, and for many Vermonters, it’s been really tough. With all the uncertainty we face, why bring weatherization up on your list of things to make happen in 2020? Well, it’s even more important now that we’re all spending more time at home.
Safety: A professional […]
The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) announces a new program to help homeowners and businesses convert from old coal to new wood pellet heating. Beginning today the CEDF offers up to $10,000 to Vermonters still heating with coal. The new Coal Change-out Incentive Adder is designed to encourage the few home and business owners […]
The Renewable Heat Now Campaign today filed a letter signed by 54 organizations and businesses calling on the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to require utilities to file accurate cost information on a specific gas subsidy called “the 100-foot rule.” This rule, which stems from a State law intended to promote gas expansion, forces […]
Trees provide free natural shading to keep your home cool. Image: livingrootless.blogspot.com
Cooling will become a greater necessity and create a greater environmental burden as our planet heats. As we swing into the season when cooling, rather than warming, is the issue, it’s time to consider the great two-for-one deal of a […]
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 […]
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 […]