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Pellet boiler Boot Camp at Vermont Technical College

Design & Installation of High Performance Pellet Boiler Systems

A full-day “deep dive” into the technical design of biomass boiler systems will take place on April 3, 2018 at Vermont Technical College in Center Randolph, VT.

This training will be presented by Jeff Rubin of Sustainable Heating Outreach & Education, and John Siegenthaler, […]

Wood Pellet Central Heating Systems and the Market Awareness

Note: tCO2e: Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is a measure that allows you to compare the emissions of other greenhouse gases relative to one unit of CO2. It is calculated by multiplying the greenhouse gas’s emissions by its 100-year global warming potential. Get the data behind the graphic at http://bit.ly/sustainableheating_CarbonGraphic.

By Jeff […]

EZ Firelogs are Easy

High and consistent heat output, low moisture in a tightly compacted log deliver a superior flame. Images courtesy of Mark Janinni.

By George Harvey

There was a time in my life when I cut, hauled, split, stacked, and burned my own firewood to heat a house in which I lived with four […]

Heating Your Home (or Business) on the Cheap:

From the Ground Up (or Down)

The circulation piping and smaller bore hole of Dandelion’s geothermal solution. Images: Becky Meier

By Greg Whitchurch

This is a tale of two apparently parallel lives which, on one fateful day just north of New York City, collided, creating a tsunami of life-changing consequences for them, their neighbors, […]

With Rising Price of Heating Oil and Propane, Consumers Can Save a Bundle by Switching to Local, Renewable Wood Pellets

The New Hampshire Wood Energy Council reveals modern wood heating with locally sourced wood pellet fuel is delivering significant heat cost advantages over conventional fossil heating fuels.

New data from NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Fuel Price Survey (January 23rd, 2018) confirms wood pellets are 48% lower heat cost than #2 heating oil, and 121% […]

Advanced Wood Heating: REV’s 5-Year Plan

Road through a managed forest. Public domain

By Barb and Greg Whitchurch

On November 2nd, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) held a press release event to announce their 5-Year Action Plan (bit.do/REVT5-Y). The event was hosted by Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea Co. (VAC&T) at their brand-new, wood-heated headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont. The 5-Year Plan […]

We Can Warm Our Homes Without Warming the Planet!

Rally for renewable heat in Albany calls for swift transition off oil and gas and for New York to ramp up investment in heat pumps to reach climate goals

The Renewable Heat Now Campaign Rally. Photo by Erik R. McGregor

By Lindsay Speer

Albany, NY – As lake effect […]

The Vermont Bun Baker

Vermont Bun Baker 750

By George Harvey

Many people who cook with wood stoves absolutely love them. It is an entirely different experience, in which the stove itself almost seems to be a living thing, with its own soul, the goodness of which it imparts to its food in some mystical fashion. […]

Responsible, Affordable, Light Industrial Heating with Wood Biomass

Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea Company in Waterbury, VT. Photo Joseph Architects.

By Barb and Greg Whitchurch

On November 2nd, Renewable Energy Vermont held a press release event to announce its 5-Year Action Plan. The event was hosted by VT Artisan Coffee and Tea Co. (VAC&T) at their brand-new headquarters in Waterbury, VT, right […]

New Yorkers Rally for Renewable Heat on December 6 in Albany

Campaign calls for swift transition off oil and gas and for state to ramp up investment in heat pumps to reach climate goals

WHO: Speakers include Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy (D-Albany), geothermal expert Jay Egg, geothermal installer John Ciovacco to discuss jobs, Irene Weiser of Fossil Free Tompkins on anticipated fuel rate hikes. Organized […]