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1. Westchester Gas Moratorium Hearing
2. Session on Utility Heat Pump Plans
3. NY Senator Kaplan introduces S3776
4. Toronto Thermal Grid
5. Beneficial Electrification Blows Up

1. Westchester Moratorium Hearing

NY-GEO provided a statement at the February 13, 2019 Public Service Commission hearing in White Plains on the Con Ed gas expansion moratorium. It was a lively session featuring renewable energy supporters, developers, elected officials and gas pipeline proponents and opponents. NY-GEO member Bob Wyman also offered a statement.

See Westchester New 12 for more information.

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2. Session on Utility Heat Pump Plans

New York's utilities are required to come up with plans to install enough heat pumps to save 5TBTU of energy (83,000-100,000 installations) under the Governor's New Efficiency, New York program. The Joint Utilities will be holding a session on the program on March 8th and in the 1:30 to 3:00 slot they will present their proposed heat pump programs.

Access to this session will be available from Department of Public Service offices in Albany, New York City and Buffalo. It is important that our industry has a strong presence in this proceeding.

Read the entire Order Adopting Accelerated Energy Efficiency Targets.

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3. NY Senator Kaplan Introduces S3776

NY Senator Anna Kaplan just introduced S. 3776, a bill providing a total of $10 million in grants of up to $200,000 to help Long Island Schools install solar panels and ground source heat pump systems.

Here is the entire bill text.

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NYSERDA Ground Source Heat Pump video

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4. Toronto Thermal Grid

Sidewalk Labs, a Google spinout, is looking for someone to manage development of a thermal grid for their massive development in Toronto.

Given that this project is likely to get a great deal of visibility in the future, it would be in the industry's interest to make sure that only qualified individuals apply for the job.

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5. Beneficial Electrification Blows Up

If fossil fuel conversion is a gunfight, a conversion roadmap called the California's Building Decarbonization Initiative is bringing in a howitzer as the focus shifts to weaning buildings off fossil fuels. Although this Clean Technica article is focused on California and Massachusetts, it is instructive for New York.

In California state policy makers have just released a fossil fuel conversion roadmap called the Building Decarbonization Initiative. It calls for adopting zero-emission building codes for residential and commercial buildings by 2025 and 2027, respectively.

In Massachusetts, the Department of Public Utilities just unveiled a new package of incentives for homeowners to give up their oil and gas furnaces in favor of electric heat pumps. Can New York be far behind?

Read the full CleanTechnica article.

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