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2021 03 02 - Super-efficient Heat Pumps in District Heating Systems - Heat Pumps using every drop of energy – even surplus heat from other Heat Pump -! Ringsted DHC has redesigned its heat generation plant to limit fossil fuel use, reduce resulting carbon emissions and improve efficiency while minimizing heat price. This comprehensive heat plant redesign focuses on electric heat pump solutions and includes three Geoclima water-to-water units, supplied by Unicool and Danfoss Turbocor compressors providing the ‘heat balance’. This webinar will cover the overall heat plant design details, heat pump system operation, and the associated benefits. Sign up to the webinar by sending an e-mail to email@example.com See also - ‘HOT STUFF’ webinar: Re-electrification of district heating and future sector coupling technologies and DBDH General Assembly
*2021 03 03 - Achieve Your Renewable Goals with Geothermal - Noon-3:30 – This free event is jointly sponsored by the state geothermal organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and features industry stalwarts Jack Di Enna, Steve Koep, Ryan Dougherty and Will Lange. “We’ll explore short-term and long-term opportunities that geothermal can provide to manufacturing, schools, commercial projects, and homeowners, and provide a neutral resource for governments, businesses, and consumers to learn more about the current state and future state of regional and national geothermal markets.” To register, click HERE. A Zoom link will be provided to all registered participants. You may also register by calling the association office at (888) 782-6815.
*2021 03 04 – ”False Solutions” Teach-In – NY Renews, the organization that led the fight for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), has released a new report- False Solutions: How the Fossil Fuel Industry is Holding Back a Just Transition. From a NY Renews email: “The report is focused on so-called "false solutions" - techno-fixes to the myriad challenges of the climate emergency that, if implemented, could drive further ecological degradation of the natural environment and economic marginalization and health inequities within frontline communities. The release of the new report on false solutions is timely as each of the Climate Action Council advisory panels works to finalize recommendations that will be submitted to the CAC… Many of the false solutions profiled in the new report are already gaining traction across advisory panels and could be included as recommendations unless action is taken. To raise awareness of false solutions and to support the release of the new report, NY Renews is organizing a free, open, virtual teach-in on March 4th at 1pm! The teach-in will… provide critical information about false solutions and how to challenge their underlying assumptions in policy discussion at the advisory panel level.”
2021 03 18-19 International Energy & Sustainability Conference 2021 (IESC 2021) - Join Farmingdale State College's Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center and the University of West Indies, remotely, for the 9th annual International Energy & Sustainability Conference. This year’s conference will continue to provide attendees with the most cutting- edge developments in renewable energy from leaders in their respective fields. Experts in research and industry will present the emerging technologies and future directions in their field. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the registration for this year’s conference is free of charge. Register here.
2022 03 23 & 24 – We’ve re-scheduled !!! – Electrify with Heat Pumps NY-GEO 2022 – Marriott Hotel – Wolf Road Albany – Click for information on the conference agenda.
RECORDED WEBINARS OF ONGOING INTEREST:
NY-GEO Board Member Zach Fink on Geothermal, Resiliency and LMI – “In the premier episode of Sustainable Westchester's podcast ‘Conversations in Clean Energy,’ host Radina Valova, Regulatory Vice President of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, explores the efficacy of clean heating & cooling technologies in affordable housing and the resulting benefit for the lower-to-moderate income communities in which they can be found. Listen to this fascinating Sustainable Westchester podcast titled Building Resiliency in LMI Communities Through Clean Heating & Cooling Technologies. It features NY-GEO board member Zach Fink, Spencer Orkus from L&M Development Partners and Jennifer Leoni, Chief Sustainability Officer with the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development discussing the Beach Green Dunes II project in Queens.
Heat Pump Home Tours! - HeatSmart Tompkins presents a new series of Virtual Home Tours with accompanying downloadable fact sheets. Systems covered include both forced air and hydronic ground source heat pump retrofits, ductless mini-splits and a dual fuel forced air system.
- Contemporary Ithaca home heated and cooled w/Mitsubishi ASHPs
- Historic downtown Ithaca boarding house heated and cooled w/ Mitsubishi ASHP & HPWH
- Ranch house heated and cooled w/Bryant dual fuel system
- 1800s farmhouse and cottage heated and cooled w/ Fujitsu and LG ASHPs
- Contemporary farmhouse w/WaterFurnace 7 series forced air GSHP (vertical boreholes)
- Carpenter Revival house w/2-ton TTherm GSHP (vertical boreholes)
- Turn of the Century home converted from gas boiler to Mitsubishi ASHPs
These video home tours (each about 4 minutes long) can be found here. PDF case studies are linked to each one.
Heat Smart Webinars – Bennett Sandler of Heat Smart Otsego produced this excellent series of webinars focused on case studies of heat pump installations in Otsego County and current heat pump incentives.
- Heat Pump Stories from Otsego County Webinar
- Heat Pump Incentives Explained Webinar
- Heat Pump Incentives Explained Slide Deck
Bennett notes “I am more than happy to answer your questions and discuss your project with you whenever convenient” firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Generation Thermal Infrastructure – 2020 08 13 Webinar from New Yorkers for Clean Power – Speakers included representatives from Orca, Bloc Power HEET and National Grid, Watch the recording of Next Generation Thermal Infrastructure. View speaker slides here and answered questions here. You can also watch a refresher on heat pump technology from our previous teach-in.
District Loops, and the Thermal Highway© - 7 part Webinar from The GreyEdge Group:
- Monday Aug 3 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1878569900821455119
- Wednesday Aug 5 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1380588990017978636
- Friday Aug 7 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2792278357242975503
- Monday Aug 10 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5305534339498320144
- Weds Aug 12 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2241915613047047174
Friday Aug 14 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6470949594820054795
National Grid’s Take on Beneficial Electrification – 3:37 minute video laying out National Grid’s position on heat pumps relative to constraints their gas system is facing in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.
How Can Electrification Enable Decarbonization of Industry?, broadcast on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Beneficial electrification stands out as one of the best low-carbon ways to decarbonize industry. This webinar explored its promising opportunities, existing and emerging technologies, and routes to accelerate adoption. It also discussed 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)
Awesome EarthKind is an inspiring podcast series produced by NY-GEO member Ron Kamen.Listen to AWESome EarthKind on most podcast platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast..) or at www.AWESomeEarthKind.com.
How to Protect Buildings from Legionnaires’ Disease—Geothermal Conversion Primer – Jay Egg of Egg Geothermal and Kristy Egg, a registered nurse who has been focusing on public health and epidemiology, give this 45 minute seminar
Podcast – New York’s New Climate Leader – From the podcast webpage “In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by Ali Zaidi, Chairman of Climate Policy and Finance and Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment in the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Ali served as top energy official at the White House Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration, among other positions. Since leaving the Obama administration, Ali has also worked as a transactional and regulatory attorney, co-founded Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy, and was a Non-Resident Fellow at CGEP.”
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
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.
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.
The Building Decarbonization Coalition Seeks a NY Director – Full time position – “In this newly created position, the New York Director supports the Coalition’s vision and serves as one of the organization’s state-based directors. Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with a small and rapidly growing team, the New York Director plays a critical role in the evolution of the Coalition from its start-up stage to a more mature organization that can deliver powerfully on its long-term vision. Specifically, the New York Director is responsible for creating and implementing local- and state-level strategy, providing research, policy analysis and technical assistance to Coalition members and partners and facilitating market development in alignment with the Coalition’s vision, mission and values.” More information here.
Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability Seeks Two (2) Senior Planners - The Department of Planning and Sustainability currently has an opportunity to add two new Senior Planners to our team. While our staff of eight professional planners work collaboratively across disciplines on planning as well as policy and program development and implementation, one of the Senior Planner positions will primarily focus on sustainability, energy and climate change, and the other will focus on affordable housing and community development. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Links to recruitment information can be found on our Home Page (http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/planning), under Department of Planning and Sustainability News, and application information can be directly accessed at (https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies).
CESA Project Manager - The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) seeks a Project Manager to work primarily on two projects—the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative and the Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project. The 100% Clean Energy Collaborative assists states with 100% clean energy goals by providing knowledge-sharing activities and analysis that addresses program challenges and opportunities. The Scaling Up Solar project seeks to accelerate the development of solar projects that benefit low-and-moderate-income (LMI) households and communities.
CESA is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy. CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country. CESA is managed and staffed by Clean Energy Group (CEG). For more information, see www.cesa.org.
Aztech Geothermal is Hiring- Seeking an Experienced Heat Pump Technician in NY's Capital District - Aztech Geothermal is looking for an Experienced Residential HVAC Technician in the Capital Region to join our growing installation and service business based in Ballston Spa. This position involves installing, commissioning, maintaining, troubleshooting, & repairing heat pumps plus some conventional HVAC systems, in both residential and small commercial environments. Much of our work consists of residential geothermal heat pump installations which are divided in two approximately equal categories; existing homes and new construction. Aztech installs both central and mini-split air source heat pumps systems where appropriate. You may also be involved in service and maintenance work on our customers systems. Geothermal heat pump experience a plus. but not required; we are willing to train the right individual. Our company is based in Ballston Spa and principally serves the Capital District, Hudson Valley and Western Massachusetts. Continue
Dandelion Energy is growing its Drilling Department and we are looking for Senior/Master Drillers to operate our new rigs and lead our on-site drilling efforts for residential geothermal projects. In this role, you will make a significant impact in redefining how residential ground heat exchangers are installed which will lay the groundwork for Dandelion’s future growth and success. The Senior Driller will be directly responsible for the production rate of geothermal boreholes, the operation, and maintenance of equipment, the safety of on-site workers, and delivering feedback to both the Operations and Engineering team on how to optimize the overall process.
Dandelion’s mission is to enable the widespread adoption of geothermal. We offer homeowners affordable geothermal heating & cooling systems as an alternative to gas, oil, propane or electric heating. Dandelion began at Google parent company Alphabet’s X lab before launching as an independent company in New York in May 2017. The company has raised $23MM from leading investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Comcast Ventures, with participation from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LENB), as well as prior investors NEA, Collaborative Fund, and Ground Up. For more information about the Senior Driller opening please apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/dandelionenergy/jobs/4879245002
Not a Senior Driller? check out our other exciting opportunities on our career site: https://dandelionenergy.com/jobs
*****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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