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Just In! (from NY-GEO)

Below are G.E.T.’s top picks from NY-GEO’s weekly “Just-In” Newsletter. Just In! features three fresh news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday. NY-GEO members get the full newsletter, which includes an advanced look at the website articles, plus event listings and job openings and several bonus article summaries with links, usually on the Saturday before website publication.

Geothermal Heat Pumps are the Answer to Eliminating Electric Grid Spikes (like we saw in Texas) – With all the air conditioning needed in the summertime, why would a winter time freeze cause the electrical grid to “spike” out of control as we saw in Texas? Most people know that air conditioning loads in the middle of August usually drive the greatest demand on the grid. However, electric heaters, often used to handle peak heating loads, can double or triple the peak in the wintertime. Full article from Geothermal Rising.


Dandelion Energy Expands to Vermont – NY-GEO member Dandelion Energy has entered Vermont and company President Kathy Hannun was featured in a TED Talk on why geothermal heating and cooling makes so much sense.

It’s Time to End Subsidies for New Gas Hook-Ups – National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) critiques California version of New York’s 100-foot subsidy – June 10, 2021 Merrian Borgeson – This blog was co-authored by Azara Negron, NRDC spring 2021 graduate student intern –“California utility customers contribute over $100 million every year to subsidize gas connections for new customers. But it doesn’t make sense to keep extending gas pipelines as California moves away from using fossil fuels that add to the climate problem and are unhealthy, and it certainly doesn’t make sense to subsidize this cost on the backs of other Californians, which is what is happening now.” Full article here.

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