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Event: Coalition to Release 5-Year Plan to Bolster Local, Renewable Wood Heating

On Thursday, November 2nd, a coalition of non-profits, local businesses, and state agencies facilitated by Renewable Energy Vermont will unveil a plan of policy, workforce development, and outreach recommendations to help lower energy costs, boost Vermont’s economy, sustain forestlands, and reduce net carbon emissions.

The plan was prepared as part of the Vermont Statewide […]

Merrimack County Dept. of Corrections Heats Up

New Central Biomass System Heats Two NH Prisons

The currently occupied Merrimack County prison at right is tied into the new biomass boiler building and the second prison (not seen to left) through a long enclosed corridor that also contains the heat pipes from the boiler.

Froling Energy of Peterborough, New Hampshire, recently […]

The Montshire Museum of Science’s Path to Minimize Its Carbon Footprint

From an energy audit to a new wood pellet boiler heating system and more to come.

The interior of the Montshire Museum of Science. Courtesy photo.

By Chris Gillespie

This winter will be the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT’s first being heated by a new wood pellet boiler system.

As stated on […]

Request for Proposal for Rutland County Low-income stove change out and pellet heating program

The CEDF released a request for proposals (RFP) to create and administer a program that will serve low-income residential Vermonters in Rutland County with the installation of pellet heating stoves/systems and change-out of old non-certified wood stoves with EPA certified wood/pellet stoves or heating systems.

Proposals are due by October 24, 2017. Please see the […]

David vs. Goliath or Radiant vs. Forced Air

By Steve Swanson

Currently in the U.S., 95% of all new homes are built with forced-air heating systems (the other 5% are built with hydronic heating or electric heat). This is a classic David and Goliath situation. Now, just from the numbers, you would think forced air is a superior or better method for conditioning […]

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 […]