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Please call today to boost renewable energy in New York State. 

Governor Cuomo has called the geothermal tax credit (S2905) and sales tax exemption (S4279) bills to his desk  !!!

Legislature staffers tell us he has 10 days to sign them or veto them.

It is our understanding that we probably won't find out until the last day.

WE DO NOT HAVE AN INDICATION OF WHAT HE'LL DO AND HE NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY.

These bills fit NY State's needs perfectly as they give the state a tool to lower greenhouse gas emissions and peak demand while cutting heating and air conditioning bills for New Yorkers.  

At the same time the Governor has often vetoed bills that may impact state revenues when they are passed after the budget has been set (as these were).

That means YOUR CALL can make the difference between success and failure on this initiative.

Here's the lowdown on calling the Governor: 

THE CALL IS EASY - DIAL (518) 474-1041 YOU'LL BE ASKED IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE A MESSAGE (press 2) OR TALK WITH AN AIDE (press 3) - IT'S YOUR CHOICE.

If you speak with an aide they'll just listen politely and ask for your zip code.

As you are probably aware, the 2015 New York State Energy Plan notes that 35% of New York's fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions come from "on-site combustion" - mainly heating homes and buildings by burning  oil, gas and propane.  We can eliminate these emissions by switching to geothermal heating and cooling, which uses the ground beneath us as a heat source in the winter and as a cooling heat sink in the summer.

In this year's legislative session both the NY Senate and Assembly UNANIMOUSLY passed these bills to give geothermal heat pumps the same tax treatment as solar panels.  

PLEASE DON'T DELAY - CALL TODAY - YOUR VOICE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!!

Put your message in your own words or go with this suggestion:  

"Please tell Governor Cuomo to support renewable energy by signing S-2905, the geothermal tax credit and S-4279, the geothermal sales tax exemption.  Geothermal heating and cooling will cut greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, lower utility bills and cut peak demand".

If you can, please also send an email through the Sierra Club's page at  http://atlantic2.sierraclub.org/content/call-governor-cuomo-two-geothermal-bills-need-his-signature 

 

 

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 in the past few months 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"