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The U.K.’s First Water-sourced Heat Pump for District Heating

The River Clyde will be used as the source of heat. Image: Thinkstock.

By George Harvey

One of Scotland’s greatest cities, Glasgow, sits on the banks of the River Clyde. Its situation on that river is a resource that Star Renewable Energy (SRE) is taking advantage of to provide district heating.

SRE is an […]

Renewable Heating & Cooling Presentation: Saving Money & Earth: East Greenbush, NY

Renewable Heating & Cooling: Saving Money and the Earth

Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30 pm

First United Methodist Church

1 Gilligan Road

East Greenbush, NY

As our federal government takes us backwards on the environmental front, it is becoming clearer and clearer that we as […]

Natural Gas Utilities and Geothermal Heating

Image courtesy of EggGeothermal.

By George Harvey

In January, Renewable Energy World published an article by geothermal expert Jay Egg, Can Natural Gas Giants Switch to Geothermal? (http://bit.ly/NG-to-geothermal) In it, Egg makes a good case that geothermal heating may be an excellent path to continued profitability for natural gas (NG) utilities.

Geothermal heating […]

Geothermal Seminar

Join the New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA) for their bi-monthly Geothermal Seminars – non-members are welcome to attend as well! Topics for discussion in this seminar will include:

Seasonal thermal energy storage for sustainable heating & cooling Case study of a thermal powered building in Portsmouth, NH

Presenters:

Mark […]

Northeast Biomass Heating Conference and Expo

Many challenges face the biomass thermal energy industry today, including warm winters and an uncertain legislative future. From April 25-27, 2017, the ninth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo (NEBHX) in Burlington, VT, will confront these issues head-on, with conference tracks on policy, technical and project development, and business development.

NEBHX will draw hundreds […]

Big News for NY Geothermal Heating

On February 7, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to provide incentives for geothermal heat pumps. This is a $15 million program, with the maximum incentive to be a $6000 rebate. This news just came out as Green Energy Times was preparing to go to press. More will be coming in our […]

Eco-Conscious Ways to Heat Your Home This Winter

By Lauren Pezzullo

With our planet’s temperature hitting record-breaking highs each year, there’s no question that global warming is alive and kicking. And we know that designing our homes to be environmentally responsible is a way to combat these effects. Maybe you have even made a pact to go net-zero in home energy use someday, […]

Plymouth New Hampshire Regional High School Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The Froling Energy crew stands by the new 42 ton wood chip silo which is 19 feet in diameter and 30 feet high.

School Administrative Unit (SAU) 48 in Plymouth, New Hampshire has just completed a $2 million energy retrofit project at Plymouth Regional High School. The project was designed by Energy Efficient Investments […]

REBATES AVAILABLE FOR REPLACING OLD WOOD STOVES

 

REBATES AVAILABLE FOR REPLACING OLD WOOD STOVES Stove Change-out Program to Improve Air Quality Montpelier, Vermont – The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) and the Agency of Natural Resources Division of Air Quality and Climate have teamed up to help Vermonters, that currently heat with wood, get new cleaner burning stoves installed. The […]

Wood Burning and the Environment

Jotul Oslo stove installed in Vermont.Photo courtesy of Friends of the Sun, Brattleboro, VT

Burning wood produces environmental impacts. These impacts are reduced considerably when done responsibly.

Responsible wood heating should be defended from criticism that it is bad for the environment. In fact it should be promoted on environmental grounds.

When we talk […]