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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 […]

Independence Day Celebration at Hanford Mills Museum

July 4th event offers old-fashioned family fun

[East Meredith, New York, June 19, 2019] It’s going to be a BYOF celebration at Hanford Mills Museum on July 4th. That’s bring your own frog for the frog jumping contests. No frog? No problem. Organizers say that watching the contests are just as much fun. The Independence […]

Cortland Homes are Going Geothermal!

HEATSMART CNY” COMES TO CORTLAND

Village of Homer passes supporting resolution as local events are scheduled to teach Cortland residents about clean heating and cooling solutions

Expensive annual heating and cooling bills are becoming a thing of the past for many homes and buildings in the Central New York region with the new HeatSmart […]

Mark your calendars for 2020 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum!

Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join us for the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) — the premier conference for industry leaders like you — to explore cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs. You will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity […]

Viewpoint/Commen​tary: UNNEEDED UNSAFE FRACKED GAS PIPELINE – Albany, NY

“UNNEEDED UNSAFE FRACKED GAS PIPELINE”

I am strongly opposed to the “Albany Loop/E37” fracked gas pipeline proposal.

The building of a pipeline underneath the Hudson River poses a threat to the river’s water quality which we have worked so hard to clean up over the years. The river is a haven for fishermen, […]

NY CLIMATE TOWN HALL MAY 28, 2019

Join me for a CLIMATE TOWN HALL Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Dear Friends,

I am writing to invite you to join me for a Climate Town Hall on Tuesday, May 28th at Hudson Valley Community College. You will have the opportunity to hear more about my work advancing comprehensive national climate action through […]

NY Senator May, Mayor Olson to be part of May 23rd ‘Top Job’ Presentation

On Thursday, May 23rd , 2019 at Noon, Halco, a Central NY area HVAC contractor, will be presented with the prestigious GeoStar Top Job award. Halco, along with building owner William Sunderlin, won this award in April at the Annual NY-GEO conference for converting the historic Noble House to a geothermal system, eliminating the need […]

What’s Going On in New York?

The Good, the Bad, and the Nonsensical Approach to Nuclear

Michel Lee

In January 2017, two actions took place in New York that could significantly affect the energy system and policy of the state. The first was the signing on January 9th of an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear […]

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, […]