Many challenges face the biomass thermal energy industry today, including warm winters and an uncertain legislative future. From April 25-27, 2017, the ninth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo (NEBHX) in Burlington, VT, will confront these issues head-on, with conference tracks on policy, technical and project development, and business development.
NEBHX will draw hundreds […]
On February 7, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to provide incentives for geothermal heat pumps. This is a $15 million program, with the maximum incentive to be a $6000 rebate. This news just came out as Green Energy Times was preparing to go to press. More will be coming in our […]
By Lauren Pezzullo
With our planet’s temperature hitting record-breaking highs each year, there’s no question that global warming is alive and kicking. And we know that designing our homes to be environmentally responsible is a way to combat these effects. Maybe you have even made a pact to go net-zero in home energy use someday, […]
The Froling Energy crew stands by the new 42 ton wood chip silo which is 19 feet in diameter and 30 feet high.
School Administrative Unit (SAU) 48 in Plymouth, New Hampshire has just completed a $2 million energy retrofit project at Plymouth Regional High School. The project was designed by Energy Efficient Investments […]
Jotul Oslo stove installed in Vermont.Photo courtesy of Friends of the Sun, Brattleboro, VT
Burning wood produces environmental impacts. These impacts are reduced considerably when done responsibly.
Responsible wood heating should be defended from criticism that it is bad for the environment. In fact it should be promoted on environmental grounds.
When we talk […]
Through its Clean Heating and Cooling program, MassCEC offers rebates to residents who install qualifying air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) as part of a five-year, $30 million commitment to supporting clean heating and cooling technologies.
Rebate will be reduced for applications received January 1, 2016 or later. Current rebate levels are $750 per system, […]
By Seth Wheeler
Time to Rethink How Heat Pumps Are Used
For a long time, heat pump technology was like pecan pie and sweet tea – something best enjoyed in the south. In New England, winter laughed at heat pumps, which back then produced heat only when temperatures were in the mid-30s or warmer. But […]
By Jim Van Valkenburgh
Lately everyone is eating local. I think you should heat local!
These days, there seems to be nothing more important than knowing where everything in your salad was grown, when it was picked and how far it traveled to get to your plate. Why should you eat spinach […]
By Jake Marin, Efficiency Vermont HVAC Program Manager
When most people think of electric heat; efficient and inexpensive are not the first words that come to mind. However, with current heat pump technology, this is exactly what you get. In Vermont, air- source heat pumps (also known as mini-splits or ductless heat pumps) have garnered […]
Vermont Department of Public Service Announces the Heat Saver Loan
Website Launched to Encourage Home Energy Improvements
Montpelier, Vermont – The Vermont Public Service Department announces the launch of a new website to help Vermont home owners learn about and access the Department’s Heat Saver Loan. More than $1 million of energy saving projects have […]