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.
Will EPA Use Advanced Tech to Monitor Methane? – by Jeff St. John of Canary Media “In the next few weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to release draft rules that will dramatically expand the agency’s role in regulating methane emissions across the oil and gas industry. One big question for industry insiders and climate activists is whether the EPA will build the latest leak-detection technologies into these rules. Will the agency drive the industry to embrace the technologies’ full capabilities? And if it does, how can it avoid costly or confusing requirements that could lead to legal challenges?” Full article here
What Facility Managers Need to Know About Geothermal Ground Source Systems
– Cost savings and reducing carbon emissions are just two of the many potential benefits of geothermal ground source systems. By Charles C. Copeland and Tristan Schwartzman “As public pressure grows for property owners to reduce their carbon footprint, attention has shifted to renewable energy, especially solar and wind power, with some states moving toward complete electrification. In that context, another renewable energy source – the geothermal ground source system – is emerging. It reduces fossil fuel use by using electricity very efficiently. Facility managers should know how to explore its potential and assess its cost-effectiveness.” Full FacilitiesNet article here.
“…Heating bills to rise 31% this winter
– Larry Rulison – Times Union – The average residential National Grid customer will pay $651 over the five-month winter period that begins next month, an increase of $155 over last year. That is a whopping 31 percent increase, the biggest increase in home heating bills in more than a decade for Capital Region residents.” Full article here