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Cheshire County, NH Implements Building Energy Improvements, Switch to Renewables

Old court house in Cheshire County opted to have a Froling Energy dried wood chip-fired boiler installed with city gas backup. (

Martin Wahl

Energy Efficient Investments of Merrimack, NH (EEI) was first introduced to Cheshire County NH in 2019. At the time the County had significant problems – their plan […]

Audits Help Efforts to Reduce Energy Costs – NY, VT, NH, ME

NEW YORK: Residential Energy Audits for No Cost

Take control of your energy bill and live more comfortably in your home. It all starts with a no-cost home energy assessment conducted by participating residential auditors. The assessment, also referred to as an energy audit, provides you with a top-to-bottom look at where your home is […]

Green Heating Fuels from Bourne’s Energy

Bourne’s Energy biofuel blending plant and rewnewable propane in Morrisville, VT (Courtesy photos)

Jessie Haas

In drafting laws and regulations to promote clean-energy technologies, states and the federal government have hoped to ensure that these options are available to those in lower-income brackets. However, when a retrofit or replacement of your […]

NY Geothermal Conference

Christine Hoffer

The New York Geothermal Energy Organization, NY-GEO, will host its Albany conference on April 8-9 at the Marriott on Wolfe Road. The conference will bring together the best of the best in the geothermal industry offering inspirational keynotes and educational tracks that will appeal to seasoned professionals, as well as someone […]

New Innovative Geothermal Manufacturing Facility Coming to Troy, NY

Energy Catalyst, LLC (Capital Region) Among 19 Projects Awarded More Than $15 Million for Regional Economic Development.

Energy Catalyst’s heat pump system is the only ground source Energy Star-certified heat pump in North America that can reuse existing home baseboards and radiators. (Courtesy photo)

On February 5, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that over […]

Fossil Fuels Give Way to Warm Rock at College Campuses

Tufts University installed a geothermal system in January 2019. (Cushing and Sons)

Michael J. Daley

When I was assigned the task of investigating the many college and institutional geothermal heating systems being installed or planned for the northeast, I had visions of well drillers probing the Earth for hidden bubbling, boiling […]

IRA GUIDANCE For Heating & Homes

U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS Release Guidance to Lower Americans Utility Bills, Increase Energy Efficiency of Homes

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released guidance on an important provision of the Inflation Reduction Act that will […]

Networked Geothermal and the Birth of a New Utility

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A tried-and-true technology brings clean, affordable heating and cooling to communities

Laurel Kayne

After decades of relative obscurity—at least in the U.S.—geothermal is rapidly gaining acceptance as a powerful source of renewable energy. Companies like Fervo Energy […]

Emerging Air-to-water Heat Pump Technology

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Ryan Moag and Margaret Richards

Efforts to decarbonize are taking our nation’s buildings sector by storm, with New York State at the forefront of policymaking for climate-friendly buildings. Given that fossil fuel-supported building operations are responsible for 43% […]

Heat Pumps Outperform Boilers and Furnaces Even in the Cold

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Some utilities and fossil-fuel interests like to say heat pumps don’t work in the cold. A new study provides yet more evidence to debunk that misrepresentation.

Alison F. Takemura

Not only do heat pumps function in freezing […]