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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 […]

Renewable Heat Now Rally Dec 6 and Petitions to Sign

Renewable Heat Now is a campaign organized by Alliance for a Green Economy, New Yorkers for Clean Power, NY-GEO, HeatSmart Tompkins, Sane Energy Project, and Frack Action. The organizations are working together to accelerate the adoption of ground-source (geothermal) and air-source heat pumps in New York State to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heating Incentives

Massachusetts

Through its Clean Heating and Cooling program, MassCEC offers rebates to residents who install qualifying air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) as part of a five-year, $30 million commitment to supporting clean heating and cooling technologies.

Rebate will be reduced for applications received January 1, 2016 or later. Current rebate levels are $750 per system, […]