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Affordable Heat Act Advances Unanimously through Vermont Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee

Affordable Heat Act Advances Unanimously through Vermont Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee

On February 17, 2023, in a huge victory for climate action and addressing Vermont’s second largest source of climate pollution – the thermal heating sector – the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted 5-0 to advance the Affordable […]

How Much Does Geothermal Heating Cost?

Geothermal heat pumps can save up to 70% on your annual energy bill. (ClimateMaster, Inc.)

Joe Parsons

If you’re wondering what geothermal heating costs, then you may already know that switching to an eco-friendly option requires some investment. According to, reducing heating costs by as much as 50% […]

Game Changer for Geothermal

Installation of an Energy Catalyst heat pump on a huge 6,000 sq ft house with old baseboards.

Contractors are Calling It a “Game Changer” for Geothermal

G.E.T. Staff

Energy Catalyst is an Albany-based manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps specializing in boiler-to-geothermal conversions. Founded in 2019, Energy Catalyst developed a heat pump that is […]

Historic Home in New York Goes 100% Renewable Energy

Exemplary Clifton Park, NY net-zero retrofit is equipped with solar, geothermal, high efficiency building envelop and much more.

Historic home gets a 100% renewable energy retrofit in Clifton Park, NY. (Courtesy photo)

Joe Parsons

Paul and Joanne Coons had envisioned taking a vacant historic farmhouse in Clifton Park, New York, and making it […]

Central Hudson Commits to Reducing Gas Sales

Central Hudson, a utility with about 309,000 electric and 84,000 gas customers, is the first utility in New York to agree to reduce their gas sales!

This hard-fought victory was achieved through months of pressure and negotiations with Central Hudson in their most recent rate case. Rate cases are one of the few ways […]

Just In! (from NY-GEO)

Hello fellow G.E.T. readers. Below are some highlights from the weekly newsletter from NY-GEO. We will be sharing the highlights of the newsletters weekly with you. Enjoy!

Just In! features three fresh news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday. NY-GEO members get an advanced look at the Just In! articles, plus several […]

INRS Leading “NH Rural Renewables” Modern Wood Heat Assistance for Small Businesses

NH Rural Renewables is a team of energy professionals who provide no-cost, vendor-neutral technical assistance to rural NH small businesses for solar PV, energy efficiency and modern wood heat. NHRR is a program of Lakes Region Community College.

INRS is serving as technical assistance expert for small businesses and agricultural enterprises that want to consider […]

Rockingham Roasters Gets a Free Lunch

From Saxtons River Solar Electric

Rockingham Roasters. Photos courtesy of Saxtons River Solar Electric.

George Harvey

Saxtons River Solar Electric (SRSE) installs heat pumps, in addition to solar photovoltaics (PVs). Some people might ask why a solar installer would do that. After all, the technologies are completely different. The answer, however, […]

New York legislators and renewable heat advocates call on Public Service Commission to mandate investor-owned utilities to comply with State climate goals

Following the passage and signing into law of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), New York State legislators and renewable heat advocates are calling on the Public Service Commission (PSC) to require investor-owned utilities to meet state climate goals by expanding energy efficiency programs.

Clean energy advocates with the Renewable Heat Now […]

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.8 Million in Matching Funding for Renewable Heating Infrastructure

Projects to Increase Availability of Renewable Heating Fuels BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded five grants totaling $2,889,285 to Massachusetts businesses to fund infrastructure projects to increase the availability of low-carbon, renewable heating fuels. The grants, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), are part of the Renewable Thermal Infrastructure Grant Program, […]