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A Vermont Homeowner’s Experience

Getting a Solar Array is Easy. Getting Rid of Oil-fired Heating Systems is a Challenge

The 20kW solar array, which is located up hill and invisible from the house, will provide the electricity needed for the new electricity-driven heating system which will replace oil heat. (Images: Oliver Ames)

Eve Endicott

When […]

Historic Net-Zero Air B&B Features Air-to-Water Heat Pump

Built in 1791, the farmhouse is now one of the few fossil fuel-free Airbnb properties in Vermont

Dan Vastyan

Johnathan Matthew and Tracy Roux are proud to join the ranks of energy-efficient, fossil-fuel free Airbnb owners in the state of Vermont.

Their farmhouse, set on 50 acres near Plainfield, VT, was built […]

How To Choose A Geothermal Installer For Your Home

Drilling for geothermal installation at a home . (Photos: courtesy of CLimateMaster)

Joe Parsons

Geothermal heat pump systems can be used to heat and cool your home, thanks to Earth’s insulating properties. Because most of your indoor comfort needs are right under the ground, it saves on your demand for electricity, […]

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 […]

Campton, NH School Energy Upgrade

The Campton Elementary School in Campton, New Hampshire. Courtesy photo: Froling Energy

George Harvey

In 2017, Green Energy Times ran an article, “Plymouth New Hampshire Regional High School Energy Efficiency Upgrades,” describing work done by Energy Efficient Investments (EEI) for New Hampshire’s School Administrative Unit 48 (SAU 48) to upgrade energy systems for […]

Heating and Cooling your Home with Clean Technologies Demystified

Georgena Terry

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) recently released a new guide to heating and cooling, prepared for the Vermont Public Service Department. If you need to replace your home’s existing central heat or hot water system, are looking for additional space heat, need whole-home or space cooling, or if you’re building a new […]

Renewable Energy at our NY and VT Statehouses

The Empire State Plaza in Albany. Kurtman12208, released to the public domain.

George Harvey

Two of the states in the Northeast made some progress with renewable energy projects at their statehouses recently. One is New York; the other is Vermont. The changes made at these statehouses address entirely different issues […]

Why the New Tax Credit for Biomass Heating Systems is Good for New Hampshire

Joshua Singer

Efficient biomass heating systems, such as those fueled by locally-sourced wood chips or pellets, are a great way to update your old oil or gas boiler systems and save money at the same time. The upfront cost of these systems is slightly higher than fuel oil or gas boilers, but they offer on […]

Residential Clean Heating and Cooling

A new guide for Vermonters and the region

Clean Energy States Alliance

Nearly 80% of Vermonters heat their homes by burning fossil fuels which contribute significantly to climate change, are a drain to the local economy, and can worsen air quality. The remaining households are heated by burning wood or with various electric heating technologies. […]

What is Geothermal Energy and How Can I Heat and Cool My House with It?

Ground absorption schematic. Image: ClimateMaster, Inc.

Joe Parsons

If you’ve heard about geothermal energy, you may be thinking it’s exclusive to places that expose elements of the earth’s interior like a hot spring or geyser. But the fact is, no matter where you find yourself on land on the planet, there will always […]