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Senator Kennedy Introduces 25% NY State Geothermal Tax Credit Bill– Senator Tim Kennedy (D-NY 63) has introduced S8364, a bill that would provide a 25% New York State tax credit to pair with the federal 26% tax credit on geothermal heat pump system installations. The 2016 version of the bill was passed by the Assembly and Senate but vetoed by Governor Cuomo prior to his administration setting up a rebate program administered by NYSERDA . The bill is currently in the Senate Investigations And Government Operations Committee. See the text of the bill here.
NYSERDA: Heat Pump Case Studies – Check out this website that showcases 27 case studies of heat pump installations across New York State.
NYSERDA, Utilities Launch Heat Pump Marketing Campaign – “We are pleased to announce that the NYS Clean Heat Consumer Awareness and Education marketing campaign is live and in market. Visit CleanHeat.ny.gov to visit the campaign landing environment today. The campaign is a collaborative between NYSERDA and New York’s investor-owned utilities and will help raise awareness of the benefits of upgrading homes with clean heating and cooling systems. Residents will be directed to the new heat pump-focused website. Residents will see campaign messaging on a variety of channels including TV, radio, social media, digital advertising, and email. We encourage you to work with your suppliers and staff to ensure you’re ready for increased interest and leads.”
AWESome EarthKind podcast: Have you ever been told that what you’re planning to do is impossible? Are you concerned about the future, but feel that the climate crisis is too large an issue for you to do anything about? Denis Hayes became the national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970 after he dropped out of Harvard. That Earth Day mobilized millions of Americans and generated the momentum that led to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the creation of The Environmental Protection Agency. Listen to this episode as Denis shares insights into Earth Day, the “Sea of Energy” that surrounds us, the building that World Architecture Magazine called “The Greenest Office Building in the World”, the reality that we can overcome what seems impossible, and his hope for the future. Listen to this AWESome