Events & Career Opportunities:
2020 09 9&10 – We’ve re-scheduled !!! – Electrify with Heat Pumps NY-GEO 2020 – Marriott Hotel – Wolf Road Albany – Registration is open now. Click for information on registering to attend and for the conference agenda.
2020 07 08, 15, 22 The Deep Foundation Institute's (DFI) 2020 webinar series will run July 8th, 15th and 22nd . “ These webinars will provide an excellent understanding of using building foundations as a means of delivering a geothermal heating and cooling solution.” Thank you to the Farmingdale State College Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center for this tip.
2020 07 09 – 3:30 PM “How Can Electrification Enable Decarbonization of Industry? - Beneficial electrification stands out as one of the best low-carbon ways to decarbonize industry. This webinar will explore its promising opportunities, existing and emerging technologies, and routes to accelerate adoption. It will also discuss the policies and partnerships that are needed to lower hurdles and spur transformative action.
Ed Rightor, Industrial Program Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Eric Masanet, Head, Industrial Sustainability Analysis Laboratory and Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Colin McMillan, Senior Analyst, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Todd Baldyga, Director, Industrial and Agriculture, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Moderator: Neal Elliott, Senior Director for Research, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) - Register here:
Starts 2020 08 03 AEE/IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) course . Ground source heat pump commercial design training, as required by multiple states, including NY. Get more expertise and experience with this training team of Garen Ewbank, Roshan Revankar, and Cary Smith, with two instructors guiding each session. Updated training material as revised by IGSHPA teams in 2019 and 2020. Test prep and review is included. 20 PDH hours of contact time. All trainers have extensive US and international design and project experience. August 3, 5, and 7, 2020. 12:00pm EDT to 4:00pm AND August 10 and 12, 2020 12:00pm EDT to 4:00pm Make-up session – August 14, 2020 or TBD. Cost: $2,250. Sign- up online here or give us a call at 801-244-8800 or 405-826-8156.
2020 09 28 – IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Design (CGD) course – The program manual for the NY Utilities’ Clean Heating heat pump rebate program currently requires geothermal system designers for installations larger than 300,000 Btu’s per hour to have an active CGD certificate or to be a licensed Architect or Engineer. Instructor Ed Lohrenz is offering the IGSHPA CGD course on-line on the dates below. Learn how projects can become more feasible to build, more efficient to operate.
Sep 28 - Nov 30, 2020: Mon evenings for 10 weeks - approximately 75-90 minutes – evenings. Recorded sessions will be available to watch at your convenience. For full information and to register: https://www.geoptimize.ca/cgd-courses-online.html.
RECORDED WEBINARS OF ONGOING INTEREST:
2nd Climate Action Council Meeting – The Climate Action Council (the body empowered to follow through on New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act – CLCPA) members were treated to a “back casting” model of how the state might achieve the goals laid out in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The analysis done by E3, which has apparently been ongoing since 2016, still needs to be adjusted to account for the specific methane accounting requirements in the CLCPA and restrictions on the combustion of biofuels in the law. The draft results identify the need for wholesale electrification of buildings and transportation, big increases in renewables, investments in long-term storage technology for “firm dispatchable” generation when renewables fall short in the winter as people turn on their electric heaters, and other issues….The full slide deck and video of the meeting are posted here “(2020 06 25 Politico New York & New Jersey Energy)
Green Jobs Video - New Yorkers for Clean Power (NYCP) held an excellent webinar on May 29th with community organizations focused on developing green jobs. It was titled Making a Difference While Making a Living. Click here for the recorded webinar with Nubian Directions, WE ACT, PUSH Buffalo and Energy Conservation Specialists. Sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Citizens for Local Power & NYCP.
NYSERDA on Reopening A NYSERDA pre-recorded webinar is available for viewing on NYSERDA’s COVID-19 website This webinar provides an overview of the re-opening and will walk through the DOH guidance on safe construction activities that NYSERDA expects contractors and program participants to review, attest to, and distribute to employees.
Recording of Gas Planning Teach-In – New Yorkers for Clean Power has posted the recording of their May 18th online teach-in with Renewable Heat Now on NYS's Gas Proceeding! They’ve also posted the speaker slides here and answered questions from the Q&A here.
Heat Pump Program Webinar - Click here for a recording of the April 23rd webinar that National Grid NYSEG and RG&E held to introduce their heat pump rebate programs.
NYC Peaker Plants – On May 28th, there was an excellent webinar by the New York City Peak Coalition - Replacing New York City’s Dirty Peaker Power Plants with Renewables and Battery Storage. It was an in-depth look at the impact of peaker plants – electric generating plants that come on line when demand for electricity peaks, usually on the hottest summer days. These plants are generally more polluting than other generating plants and have an impact on New Yorkers as citizens in environmentally assaulted neighborhoods and as utility ratepayers. Slides and a recording of this webinar have been posted on the Clean Energy Group website. The report featured in the webinar, "Dirty Energy, Big Money," is available on the Peak Coalition website.
Event calls on Governor and PSC to reject National Grid’s Plan B From a press release circulated by the Alliance for a Green Economy – “425 people registered for an online People’s Hearing to say NO to National Grid’s "Williams Pipeline Plan B" which includes speeding up construction of a heavily protested transmission pipeline through North Brooklyn, expanding their Greenpoint Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility and expanding compressor stations along the “Iroquois” Pipeline. Community members living near the proposed infrastructure passionately spoke out against adding gas infrastructure and criticized National Grid for ignoring community concerns. According to an agreement between National Grid and the New York Department of Public Service, New York State must approve an option to meet growing demand for heat, hot water, and cooking in downstate New York in June.” Watch a video of the event here.
Sustainable Westchester Seeks Program Associate - Urgently hiring - Sustainable Westchester is seeking a Program Associate with excellent interpersonal communications and organizational skills to support the Commercial HeatSmart Program. Click here for details.
ACE NY is looking for a Renewables Analyst and Membership Manager to join our team! Position Overview: New York State is at an exciting juncture in the development of clean energy, with ambitious goals for renewable electricity and energy efficiency and a promising but challenging landscape for achieving those goals. The Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) is seeking new talent to serve as a policy analyst for grid-scale renewables including wind, solar, and hydropower and to manage its growing membership base. This position is full-time and based in Albany, NY, with a salary commensurate with experience. More here. If you know of someone who may be the right fit for this position, please contact Executive Director, Anne Reynolds, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ACE-NY is a member of NY-GEO.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a Pennsylvania Clean Energy Advocate to join the Eastern Region team of the Climate & Clean Energy Program. This role requires working collaboratively, and in a team-based setting, with both internal and external partners; the ability to represent NRDC in the media and other public forums with credibility and enthusiasm; an interest in cultivating relationships with state and local elected officials and staff and state agencies; and the willingness to travel to Harrisburg, PA and elsewhere to advance NRDC’s policy goals. The ideal candidate will be a resident of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, etc.), or be willing to relocate to Pennsylvania but there is some flexibility on geographic location. This is a full-time, two-year term-limited position (though there is the possibility that term could be extended subject to project funding). To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.
Ongoing – NYSERDA is hiring! The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has ongoing recruitment opportunities. Join our email list or check this page periodically to learn about new career opportunities. All qualified individuals will be evaluated for each relevant position for which they apply. Opportunities include:
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