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How New York’s State Capital Switched Off Natural Gas

Four years of combined efforts to stop installation of gas turbines for clean, surface water coupled electric chillers have helped to change policy in New York.

by Jay Egg

The Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, was the vision and legacy of New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. The idea for the government complex […]

Windham County, VT Grants Available

Windham Regional Commission is pleased to announce competitive grant funding is available to assist commercial, non-profit or public entities in installing advanced wood heating systems through the Windham Wood Heat Initiative (WWH). WWH will provide grant funding of up to 25% of the installation cost (including design, installation, and acquisition costs of AWH systems and […]

Stay Warm with Local, Renewable Heating

New Incentives for Advanced Wood Heat Help Cut Costs and Climate Pollution, Bolster Local Economy

Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) applauded U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch for supporting smart investments in renewable energy that can grow our local economy while addressing the climate crisis. Thanks to their […]

A Survey of the Cleanest Home Heating Options

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Jeff Rubin

The problem of climate change is so large and complex that it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The past decade has seen great strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation and transportation, but heating doesn’t get much attention, even though buildings emit nearly […]

“The Role of Forest Biomass in Addressing Climate Change” Webcast on October 22

Part of a new series of webcasts on Commercial Biomass Boiler Technology by Froling Energy happening in October and November

“The Role of Forest Biomass in Addressing Climate Change” kicks off the series on October 22 at 3 pm. The speaker will be Dr. Robert Malmsheimer, professor of Forest Policy and Law […]

Benefits to the Planet Heating with Forest Products

And how it is done sustainably

Jim Van Valkenburgh

You have probably talked to people with opposing views on using trees for energy. One says it is sustainable and another says it is not. (“It’s worse than coal!”) I propose that both can be right depending on where they are in the U.S. or the […]

Five Reasons Radiant Heating Is the Right Choice for Healthful Homes

 

Underfloor heating pipes. Wikimedia Commons/A. Raab

Steve Swanson

Providing superior indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is top-of-mind for consumers, who understand health starts in the home.

While hydronic radiant heating has been around since the Roman times and has been the main form of heating homes throughout Europe for decades, the United States […]

ButtonUp 2020 Goes Virtual!

This year upended life for just about all of us, and for many Vermonters, it’s been really tough. With all the uncertainty we face, why bring weatherization up on your list of things to make happen in 2020? Well, it’s even more important now that we’re all spending more time at home.

Safety: A professional […]

Cash for Coal Clunkers – New VT $ Incentives

The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) announces a new program to help homeowners and businesses convert from old coal to new wood pellet heating. Beginning today the CEDF offers up to $10,000 to Vermonters still heating with coal. The new Coal Change-out Incentive Adder is designed to encourage the few home and business owners […]

NY News: 54 Businesses and Organizations Ask Public Service Commission to Shine Light on Cost of a Climate Destabilizing Gas Subsidy

The Renewable Heat Now Campaign today filed a letter signed by 54 organizations and businesses calling on the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to require utilities to file accurate cost information on a specific gas subsidy called “the 100-foot rule.” This rule, which stems from a State law intended to promote gas expansion, forces […]