Policy and energy issues are closely linked. We realize that you are spending your time running your business day to day. Our goal with these articles is to keep you most up to date about policies that will impact your business.

Solar Women Summer Series: Tamika Jacques, MA Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) – “Find a Mentor!”

It’s week two of our Solar Women Summer Series! Last week we featured Lidija Sekaric, Director of the Technology to Market Program at the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. This week, we’re excited to feature Tamika Jacques, Director of Workforce Development Programs at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

 

 

 

We met Tamika through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”) Successful Women in […]

POLICY ACTION ALERT MASSACHUSETTS: Help Needed with The Most Important Renewable Thermal Legislation in the Country

I’ve been working on an important renewable thermal (oil elimination!) policy issue in Massachusetts. We’re making a lot of progress but need help from industry. Read below for more detailed information.
We have a hearing on July 16th and NEED to get support for the bill. Here’s how you can help:
1 – Do you work in […]

4 Trends Driving the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry in 2013

For a long time, the geothermal industry has assumed that if everyone just magically knew “how efficient” the technology is, that they would just adopt it. That is never going to happen. There’s many othervariables that matter much more than the system efficiency.
What will not drive the Geothermal Industry

Continuing to recite over and over again […]

ASHP vs GSHP and The Importance of SEER and EER in Utility Air Conditioning Demand Side Management Programs

The following post is by Mark Faulkenberry, Manager Marketing & Communications and Kalun Kelley, Commercial and Industrial Marketing Manager, both with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. 

The post was originally published on Geoexchange, but because it’s so awesome, and uses specific data, I wanted to republished it on HeatSpring Magazine. This post goes into very useful data […]

By |December 17th, 2012|Categories: Clean Energy Policy, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Megawatt Design||

How New England Can Eliminate Oil Use For Single Family Homes for Less Than We’re Spending on Solar PV

I first published this post in Renewable Energy World and it received a lot of comments, mostly getting into all the silly technical details of geothermal and not addressing how to implement policy to eliminate oil use. My hope is that any conversation on HeatSpring Magazine that comes from this can be about implementing policy. […]

By |November 16th, 2012|Categories: Clean Energy Policy, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar|Tags: |