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1. NY-GEO Help Wanted
2. O&R Adds $2,000 Geo Rebate
3. Empire State Plaza Pushback

1. NY-GEO Help Wanted

NY-GEO seeks to fill a part-time position that potentially can transition to a full-time executive position. Required abilities include writing, communication and computer skills and the ability to responsibly and co-operatively follow through on tasks and projects. A demonstrable passion for transforming the heating sector to clean carbon-free renewables is a must. Location within NY State not predetermined as telecommuting is likely. Click here to learn more.

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2. O&R Adds $2,000 Geo Rebate

Orange & Rockland Utilities is now offering a $2,000 bonus rebate on ground source heat pump systems installed in 2019. Coupled with NYSERDA's rebate, a total rebate of $8,000 would be available for a typical 4-ton system. The company may also offer an additional $1,000 pending the results of current revisions to the NY Technical Resource Manual.

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3. Empire State Plaza Pushback

The Times Union's Rick Karlin wrote about an exciting new plan to power the Empire Plaza microgrid using only renewable energy.

A coalition of individuals, experts, organizations, and environmental justice advocates formed Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE Albany) to explore alternatives to a proposed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) cogeneration plant in Sheridan Hollow that is part of the microgrid plan.

They believe plans to revamp the massive heating and cooling, as well as power, system for the state Capitol building and adjacent Empire State Plaza microgrid should rely on renewables rather than natural gas, as currently proposed.

And on Thursday, July 11, 2019, SHARE released a detailed report, "Meeting Energy Needs of the Empire State Plaza Without Fossil Fuels," on how that could be done. “We've done more homework,” said Keith Schue, a member of SHARE. “We know there is a better way to do this.” The organization has sent the report to state agencies as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office...

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