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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 […]

Op-ed: Affordable Heat Act would be a gift to Vermont Gas Systems


Stuart Blood: Affordable Heat Act would be a gift to Vermont Gas Systems

7 March 2023

Affordable Heat Act would be a gift to Vermont Gas Systems

Stuart Blood, op-ed

Almost 99% of the natural gas that Vermont Gas Systems delivers to customers is fossil fuel. The ironically misnamed Affordable Heat […]

New Federal Tax Credits and State Rebates

To Help Pay for Home Heating, Efficiency, and Weatherization Improvements

Michael Daley

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) does not just provide a boatload of new money to help you be more comfortable in your home while helping to save planet Earth, it provides a whole convoy of boatloads! That money is flowing in […]

Heat Locally to Cool Globally

Bourne’s Energy pellet truck delivering bulk wood pellets in Plainfield, VT. (Bourne’s Energy)

Jessie Haas and G.E.T. staff

Wood pellets save you money, but are they really all that green? The answer in the Northeast is: yes.

It’s partly a matter of geography. Europe destroyed most of its forests centuries ago. Now, with […]

Looking For a Smarter, Easier Way to Heat and Cool Your Home? Upcoming Events To Share How Local Homes Are Switching To Heat Pumps

SYRACUSE, NY – Do you pay too much to heat your home? Is your home drafty? Do you want to end your dependency on fossil fuels or chopping wood? HeatSmart CNY hosts virtual events to explain how to improve the energy efficiency of your home, from better insulation to switching to cleaner, greener heating […]

DeltaClimeVT Energy 2021 Graduates

Neothermal Energy Storage co-founders Louis Desgrosseilliers and Jill Johnson with a very early lab prototype ETS system used to evaluate the various component interactions. Photo courtesy of the Nova Scotia Community College.

Entrepreneurs from seven start-ups, focused on reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, graduated from […]

The Glide Path – How Many Heat Pumps Do We Need to Meet Our Climate Goals?

Free registration is now available – Do we need 100,000 buildings going off fossil fuel heating each year? 200,000? Let’s hear what the experts have to say.

2030 is right around the corner! The UN and the scientific community tell us that if we don’t significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by then […]