This article, about how Wall Street feels about the potential of geothermal, is the cat’s pajamas! It explains in simple terms what geothermal heating & cooling is, why it beats out other green energy sources (“While I’m a huge fan of wind and solar applications, they are intermittent and energy storage solutions are still a […]
In Ottawa, where it’s cold, they are discussing ways to conserve energy and save on hydroelectric costs. One perspicacious individual wrote a good short letter to remind everyone of the benefits of geo.
We love this idea—a cold and snowy airport is the first (of many, we hope)) to install a geothermal heating system under the plane’s waiting area “‘Binghamton is the first airport in the country to use a geothermal system to heat an aircraft parking ramp,’ the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said […]
Insulate your water pipes—both hot & cold. Use half-inch foam or pipe tape for insulation wherever pipes are exposed. On cold water pipes, insulate four to five feet nearest to the water heater. Pipe insulation can save you up to $25 annually.
As this reminder point out, federal and often state, tax credits are available to offset a good portion of your casino jameshallison geothermal installation. It”s a cheerful thought from our friends at WaterFurnace. It”s great to start the planning process now for a new geo system that can be installed either this fall (if weather […]
“In December 2011, the Vermont Department of Public Service adopted an ambitious comprehensive energy plan: By 2050, 90 percent of all energy used in-state would be derived from renewable power.” Read this great update and find out how are we faring. How is our (overloaded) electrical grid looking? What if we close Vermont Yankee—where will the energy […]
Recently, Angela Hicks, the founder of Angie’s List, wrote in the Indianapolis Star (her hometown paper) about the many benefits to heat pump units (like Mitsubishishi’s Mr. Slim, which we love). She did a very good job of explaining why people are choosing heat pumps over traditional air conditioning units, and how they save money […]
Humble air conditioning’s main benefit is that it keeps us cool. But I came across this article in The Baltimore Sun that points out another way A/C might be incredibly useful—when you want to sell your home. These days, the weather is getting more extreme and it’s now common to have air conditioning even in […]
Renewable Energy Vermont has posted a really concise and helpful sheet on geothermal heating and cooling. Download it here. If you want to look through their website, which is also quite good, you’ll find compelling statements such as: “Because a properly designed and installed geothermal system can offer much better efficiencies than electric or gas […]