Below are G.E.T.’s top picks from NY-GEO’s weekly “Just-In” Newsletter. Just In! features fresh news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday. NY-GEO members get the full newsletter, which includes an advanced look at the website articles, plus event listings and job openings and several bonus article summaries with links, usually on the Saturday before website publication.
1. Brits Aim for 600,000 annual heat pump installations by 2028 – “The UK Government recently set out its 10-point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’ to accelerate the UK towards its ambitious goal of becoming net-zero carbon by 2050. The plan committed considerable investment for the increased deployment of heat pump technology, aiming to have 600 000 heat pumps installed every year by 2028. Which variant – ground source heat pumps or air source heat pumps – is best suited to the task? UK ground source heat pump manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps, argues that ground source will be the lowest cost heat decarbonization strategy, and the optimal heat pump solution for the householder, the community, and the environment.” Full article from Energy Global here. Thanks to Jerry Acton of Grey Edge, LLC for this tip.
2. February 4, 2021 – A Chance to Engage on Heat Pumps and NY’s Climate Future – 3:00-5:00 PM – The Energy Efficiency and Housing Advisory Panel of the Climate Action Council will be holding a public engagement session on Thursday, February 4th. This panel is charged with developing recommendations for the NY Climate Action Council to meet goals of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 while providing employment and a cleaner environment for New York’s disadvantaged communities. Click here and then click on Energy Efficiency and Housing Advisory Panel to join the meeting. The recommendations of this panel, if enacted, are likely to have a major impact on the development of the heat pump market and the phase out of fossil fuels in NY State. All NY-GEO members and interested stakeholders are urged to take part. The meeting will include a presentation of preliminary recommendations and then an opportunity for the public to respond. Speakers will likely have a 2-minute limit.
– Basics of Geothermal – what it is, how it works, utility cash & government tax incentives
– The Contracting & Installation process: Expert assessment, analysis, options, permitting, installation expectations, timelines
– A Westchester Homeowners perspective on the process and the outcome – on what to expect, questions to ask, things to look forward to, problems to avoid
4. Why We Need Healthy Electric Homes – 2 Minute You Tube video from Physicians for Social Responsibility – “Our short video, ‘Why We Need Healthy Electric Homes’, is designed for advocates to share with decision-makers, utility providers, agencies, and contractors to promote better access to, and use of, electric appliances and heating as a healthier, less-polluting alternative to gas.”
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