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Pierce-Arrow Building in Buffalo Goes Geothermal – First tenants move into Pierce-Arrow Lofts – Jonathan D. Epstein – Apr 26, 2021 – Buffalo News -– Owner, Dr. Greg “Daniel also invested several million dollars in energy-efficient technology and appliances, particularly a geothermal HVAC system and solar panels that significantly lower tenant energy costs.”
2021 05 04 – Electrify With Heat Pumps – The Glide Path – How Many Heat Pumps Do We Need to Meet Our Climate Goals? – 2030 is right around the corner. How many fossil fuel heating systems do we need to phase out each year to reduce carbon emissions 40% in order to meet New York’s legal mandate? Experts Jerry Acton and Bob Wyman have been studying this question for years. Sharad Bharadwaj of E3 has been compiling data on this question for New York’s Climate Action Council. Hear a lively discussion that has crucial consequences for the geothermal industry as well as our collective ability to survive the climate crisis. Register here.
Boston: Utilities testing geothermal heating and cooling – By Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporter – Gloucester Daily Times –“The state’s largest utilities are testing geothermal systems to determine if the renewable energy source could help reduce the state’s reliance on natural gas and oil to heat and cool Massachusetts homes. Eversource is gearing up to test geothermal heating and cooling systems at several sites around the state. One pilot project would be located in the Merrimack Valley, where a natural gas disaster in 2018 killed a teenager, injured dozens and damaged hundreds of homes… Meanwhile, National Grid has asked the Department of Public Utilities for permission to begin a five-year, $15.6 million pilot project testing geothermal heating and cooling in a number of homes and buildings. See the full article here.