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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

A Survey of the Cleanest Home Heating Options

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Jeff Rubin

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 […]

“The Role of Forest Biomass in Addressing Climate Change” Webcast on October 22

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 […]

Benefits to the Planet Heating with Forest Products

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 […]

Five Reasons Radiant Heating Is the Right Choice for Healthful Homes


Underfloor heating pipes. Wikimedia Commons/A. Raab

Steve Swanson

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 […]

ButtonUp 2020 Goes Virtual!

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 […]

Cash for Coal Clunkers – New VT $ Incentives

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 […]

NY News: 54 Businesses and Organizations Ask Public Service Commission to Shine Light on Cost of a Climate Destabilizing Gas Subsidy

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 […]

Cool You, Cool Planet

Trees provide free natural shading to keep your home cool. Image:

Jessie Haas

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 […]

Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, VT Middle Schools

Save 45% in Fuel Costs with Renewable Heating and New Biomass Boiler Systems

The Green Street School is located in Brattleboro, VT. Image:

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 […]

HeatSmart Campaigns in New York and Massachusetts

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 […]