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April 1, 2015
Governor LePage Looks to Take Control Over Efficiency Maine

House Republican floor leader Rep. Ken Fredette (R-Newport) today issued a press release setting forth his conditions for support of a fix to the recent PUC ruling cutting millions of dollars from Efficiency Maine programs. It was no April Fool's joke. Presumably, Fredette speaks for most members of his party, and he says he has Governor LePage's support. 

March 31, 2015
NH Legislators Raid Renewable Energy Fund

Today’s 219-161 vote in favor of the amended HB 2 to raid $51 million, along with a second amendment (210-170) to take another $1.3 million from New Hampshire’s dedicated renewable energy fund is abhorrent, short-sighted and will hurt thousands of towns, businesses and citizens across the state. This raid, and others, will go on record as one of the largest takings in state history. This is not a budget our elected officials can be proud of, nor is it likely in accordance with our state constitution.

March 31, 2015
Evergreen finds and returns “and” to Maine legislators

Evergreen Home Performance is proud to announce its discovery of the word "and,” lost sometime in 2013 in the Maine State Legislature, and its intention to return the word to its rightful owners, the people of Maine.

March 18, 2015
Executive Order on Sustainability Includes Geothermal Heat Pumps

March 19 (Springfield, IL) The Obama Administration issued an Executive Order , “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,” that is meant to cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40% over the next decade from 2008 levels. And the White House recognizes that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are one technology that can help reach its goals. 

February 22, 2015
NGWA Teams Up with Investment Tax Credit Coalition on Geothermal Heat Pumps

NGWA joined a coalition of renewable energy technologies, led by the Solar Energy Industries Association, to push for a permanent extension to the investment tax credit for the installation of renewable energy technologies—such as geothermal heat pumps in commercial use.

January 7, 2015
GEO Webinar - Geothermal Heat Pumps vs. Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) will present a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, February 4, from 10:00 to 11:30 am (U.S. Central Time) describing a cutting-edge efficiency comparison of GHP vs. VRF heating and cooling systems at the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Headquarters Building in Atlanta, GA. 

January 5, 2015
PSEG: No new major power source necessary until at least 2024

"Ratepayers won't have to pay for a major new Long Island power source until at least 2024, two years later than previously projected, a PSEG Long Island official said Tuesday. At a session of the Long Island Regional Planning Council at Hofstra University, PSEG Long Island president David Daly said the recently updated forecast builds upon the company's previous findings that LIPA contracted for far more electrical capacity than it needed."

November 25, 2014
MassCEC and DOER Announce Residential Clean Heating and Cooling Program
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) with the support of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today announced the launch of the $2.6 million Residential Clean Heating and Cooling program, ...
November 24, 2014
Down-to-Earth, Super-Efficient Heating and Cooling

Once upon a time, not too many years ago, I went downstairs into my basement to do some chores. It was a bitter cold, sub-zero (°F) mid-winter day, and a cold wind had been howling outside for at least two days.

November 18, 2014
Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Should be a Carbon Reduction Tool for Coal Plants

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is seeking a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut pollution that degrades our health and contributes to climate change. On Nov. 4, GEO submitted comments to EPA urging that renewable thermal energy and geothermal heat pumps be recognized in its proposed rulemaking under Section 111(d) of the U.S. Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. The proposed rule allows flexibility in meeting the agency’s desired emissions reductions across the nation, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.