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Buffalo News Prints Letter on Geothermal Bills – On March 4th the Buffalo News printed a letter from NY-GEO Executive Director calling for the passage of bills granting a tax credit and sales tax exemption for geothermal heat pump systems. The letter concludes with: “Geothermal heat pump systems use the consistent temperature underground as their heat source and sink and are THE MOST EFFICIENT technology for heating and cooling. As New Yorkers turn to heating without fossil fuels it will be crucial for them to have the proven incentives that have worked for solar available to them when they consider efficient carbon-free heating.” Full letter here.
NY-GEO 2022 Conference Sponsorship & Exhibit Registration is Now Open! – NY-GEO 2022 is 52 days away. Organizers are working feverishly to integrate commitments from the COVID postponed 2020 conference with this year’s live-and-in- person get together. It’s coming together! We have now re-established registration for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. Early bird discounts are closing out midnight, Tuesday 3/8, so we urge you to visit the conference website today.
Update on Massachusetts Utility District Projects – by Jeff St. John from Canary Media – “Massachusetts’ major gas utilities, facing the eventual demise of fossil fuels under the state’s decarbonization mandate, are contemplating a new business model: replacing neighborhood gas pipeline networks with pipes that capture and share thermal energy underground. Over the next year, utilities Eversource, National Grid and Columbia Gas plan to break ground on separate pilot projects testing the viability of making such “geo-grids” or “micro geo-districts” into in-the-ground realities.” Full article here. See HEET’s “video explainer”