1. Gov. Cuomo's "Green New Deal"
2. ConEd's Westchester Natural Gas Moratorium
3. Oceans Warming Faster Than Predicted
On January 15, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a "Green New Deal."
Outlined in his 2019 Justice Agenda, it calls for a "globally unprecedented" ramp-up in renewable energy deployments as New York seeks to achieve 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, and ultimately to eliminate New York State's entire carbon footprint.
California’s governor signed a similar executive order to achieve carbon neutrality economy-wide by 2045, and its legislature passed a bill to achieve 100 percent clean electricity by the same year.
Read more at here, courtesy of Green Energy Times.
ConEd has decided to halt the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in Westchester County as the demand for natural gas is outpacing its availability due to pipeline constraints there. Instead they will pursue non-pipeline solutions and reduce reliance on fossil fuels through innovative, clean-energy technologies.
Read more here, courtesy of Green Energy Times.
A new study published January 11, 2019 in the journal Science has revealed the oceans are warming 40 percent faster than predicted just a few years ago.
Oceans absorb 93 percent of the heat from the sun, but they are rapidly reaching a saturation point when they will no longer be able to hold any more heat. This means the atmosphere will get hotter than it is already, making the effects of a warming planet even greater. Read more here.
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Who we are...
NY-GEO is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to geothermal heating and cooling. Our 70 founding members include geo designers, installers, manufacturers, drillers consultants and distributors, interested in promoting the use of ground-source heat pumps to heat and cool buildings in New York State.
Why Geothermal ?
There is no doubt that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs)* represent a heating and cooling technology that is essential for us to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The following benefits clearly make the initial capital costs an investment in the future of our local and global communities:
The earth itself is our solar collector
The earth itself is our energy storage system
Geothermal Heat Pump Systems harvest renewable energy 24/7 with no need for a backup system
GHP Systems work to improve utility load factors while reducing peak demand
GHP Systems utilize local labor to strengthen the local economy
GHP Systems reduce our dependence on fossil fuels reducing our carbon footprint
GHP Systems reduce the home energy budget
GHP Systems are extremely scalable, from low income housing to community loops serving multiple buildings on college campuses (such as the Skidmore Energy Node Project)
Channels natural gas away from home heating towards solving other challenging energy markets, such as industrial needs
We have made significant progress to create a state-wide organization focused on raising the visibility and understanding of the geothermal heat pump technology (ghp). As stakeholders, we're sure you will agree that the process of gaining an understanding of all the features and benefits associated with ghp results in a genuine excitement about the technology.
We appreciate your support and encourage you to return often to our web site as we will be going through many changes as the organization gains momentum in the marketplace. Please feel free to contact us for any reason regarding geothermal heat pumps.
* Also known as "ground source heat pumps", "geo-exchange systems" or "low temperature geothermal"
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Buffalo Geothermal's Lockport Housing Authority Installation