Just In! for January 14, 2023

The weekly newsletter of the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO)

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Two big events this week ! Registration for NY-GEO's annual conference opened and Governor Hochul gave her State of the State (SOTS) address. There were several significant aspects of the SOTS related to building decarbonization, and they will be covered in several briefs. For this issue, SOTS related briefs will be marked with ***.

Industry Updates:

NY-GEO 2023 - Conference Registration Is OPEN - NY-GEO’s annual conference brings together the best of the best in the geothermal heat pump industry. The conference will be hosted at the Albany Marriott April 26-27 and will include dynamic Main Stage presenters, educational breakout sessions, dynamic exhibitors showcasing equipment and information, along with plenty of time to mix, mingle and connect. To register and learn more, click here. The intro overview details the early bird and member discounts. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities click here. To reserve a room at the Albany Marriott at the NY-GEO 2023 rate (which expires April 14th) click here

***Hochul Endorses End to Fossil Fuels in New Builds in State of the State Address – “We know that the key to long-term sustainability - for our wallets and our planet - is weaning ourselves from fossil fuels. To set us on that path, I'm proposing a plan to end the sale of any new fossil-fuel-powered heating equipment by 2030. And I'm calling for all new construction to be zero-emission, starting in 2025 for small buildings and 2028 for large buildings. We are taking these actions because climate change remains the greatest threat to our planet, and to our children and grandchildren.” Press release on the Governor’s Climate proposals here.

PBS News Hour: 8-Minute Feature on Heat Pumps – “U.S. emissions fell during the height of the pandemic as people were stuck at home, but that changed as the pandemic eased. Many researchers, scientists and lawmakers argue that Americans need to reduce their use of fossil fuels much sooner than they may have planned. Miles O'Brien reports on an alternative for home heating that could reduce the use and costs of fossil fuels.” The segment features Dandelion Energy’s President Kathy Hannun waxing eloquent on geothermal heating and cooling as well as contractor Al Lopez from Green Team Long Island showcasing his company’s air source installations on Long Island. Transcript and video here.

***Renewable Heat Now’s Response to the State of the State Message – “The Renewable Heat Now Campaign is thrilled to see building electrification and energy affordability named as key priorities for the Governor this year. Last month, over 220 organizations sent a letter to the Governor, calling on her to marshal the resources and drive the policies needed to get fossil fuels out of buildings, while prioritizing the most vulnerable communities for healthy, affordable housing and energy. “ See the statement here.

***NYS Cap-and-Invest Program – Governor’s office press release - The Governor will direct the DEC and NYSERDA to advance an economy wide Cap-and-Invest Program in accordance with the NYS Climate Action Counsel recommendations. The Program will seek to balance the goals of establishing a declining cap on greenhouse gas emissions; equitably prioritizing reduction of emissions in disadvantaged communities; limiting costs to economically vulnerable households; and maintaining the competitiveness of New York industries. Governor Hochul also will propose legislation to create a universal Climate Action Rebate expected to drive more than $1 billion in future cap-and-invest proceeds to New Yorkers every year. Full release here.

Graphic on Cap & Invest from NY’s Adopted Climate Action Plan

Utilities Release Latest Clean Heat Program ManualsWith the revision/restart of Con Edison’s Clean Heat Program, the Joint Utilities have released two separate Clean Heat program manuals detailing program requirements incentives. The 98-page New York State Clean Heat Manual Version 8, covers National Grid, Central Hudson, NYSEG/RG&E, and O&R. Here is the Con Edison Heat Pump Program Manual Version 1.  Just to round out all the NYS programs here is information about PSEG/LIPA’s Heat Pump Rebate program, which is guided by a different set of guidelines.  

Con Edison’s residential incentive table

***Energy Affordability: To address high energy prices, Governor Hochul is proposing investments to insulate our most vulnerable households from rising energy prices while advancing the transition to lower emissions. These actions:

  • Providing $200 million in relief for high electric bills. New York State will provide a credit to the more than 800,000 New York households that make under $75,000 annually to help pay burdensome electric bills.
  • Pairing affordability support with modernizing low-income homes through EmPower Plus. The creation of the Energy Affordability Guarantee, the first-in-the nation pilot program will ensure low-income New Yorkers who participate in the EmPower Plus Program and fully electrify their homes will never pay more than six percent of their incomes on electricity.

Please read the press release for more on these proposals.

All-Electric Schools for the Benefit of Students - RMI released a new report with partner UndauntedK12, titled HVAC Choices for Student Health and Learning. The report shares big ideas relating to school HVAC technology, details six benefits of all-electric, high-performance HVAC systems, and offers a framework for evaluating costs and obtaining funding. This report recognizes the opportunity for GSHP for schools with the new provisions of the IRA, “The IRA offers school districts financial support for up to 50% of the cost of ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) and other clean energy technologies like solar power and energy storage.” Thanks to Yu Ann Tan of RMI for this tip. Report website here. It’s worth a look!

NYLCV Prioritizes All-Electric New Housing – Marie French POLITICO –“Mandating new buildings not burn fossil fuels is a key recommendation in the final climate plan to help New York achieve its sweeping emissions reduction mandates enshrined in law. The plan was finalized at the end of last year.  Last session, a modified measure that sought to get the state’s obscure building codes council to incorporate the climate plan’s recommendations into new construction requirements squeaked through. NYLCV (The New York League of Conservation Voters) hailed that progress, but now the (code) council’s chair says they still don’t have the authority to mandate electrification of new buildings. So NYLCV will be working with other environmental groups to push to codify the requirements in law, said Julie Tighe, the group’s president. ‘That’s clearly the position of the codes council, so it’s critical that we advance this,’ she said. ‘This is something that we absolutely must do this session.’” Link to POLITICO Weekly New York & New Jersey 2023 01 09 Newsletter here.

Julie Tighe, President, NY League of Conservation Voters

***Hochul “Closing the Curtain on New Fossil Fuel Equipment” – Governor’s State of the State Blue Book – “To meet our ambitious climate goals, Governor Hochul is also proposing that New York take a nation-leading stand to prohibit the sale of any new fossil fuel heating equipment by no later than 2030 for smaller buildings, and no later than 2035 for larger buildings, along with related fossil fuel systems for all buildings.  By closing the curtain on new fossil fuel equipment, New York will be advancing a zero-emissions, electrified future and mobilizing the designers, manufacturers, engineers, installers, and workforce needed to realize this vision.” p. 134 of the 2023 State of the State Book, available here

Iwanowicz Moves to Energy Foundation – Marie French – POLITICO - Peter Iwanowicz will be the Energy Foundation’s first New York State Director. He was the longtime executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York and was also an acting commissioner at New York's Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Peter Iwanowitz

From an RMI Tweet....

Barrett to Chair NYS Assembly Energy Committee – “Marie J. French – POLITICO - Assemblymember Didi Barrett will helm the Assembly Energy Committee after the departure of Michael Cusick and Assemblymember Deborah Glick secured the Environmental Conservation Committee role, succeeding longtime Assemblymember Steve Englebright who lost his seat. Glick has been supportive of NY Renews’ new legislative agenda and has also vocally backed a ban on fossil fuels in new construction. Link to POLITICO Weekly New York & New Jersey 2023 01 09 Newsletter here.

Assembly Member Didi Barrett, Chair, NYS Assembly Energy Committee



Unions, Clean Energy Groups Call for Pollution-Free N.Y. State-Run Facilities by 2040 - Denis Slattery – NY Daily News – “Unions and environmental groups are joining forces to call on Gov. Hochul and lawmakers to make all state-run buildings and facilities fully green by 2040 with the help of organized labor. A coalition called #UpgradeNY is hoping to help the state curb greenhouse gas emissions produced by government-run buildings and provide union jobs to New Yorkers from communities most impacted by climate change and pollution…The coalition is asking the governor and Legislature to commit to decarbonize at least 15 of New York’s highest polluting facilities by 2030, which could reduce pollution produced by state-run buildings by roughly 40%. The Empire State Plaza complex in Albany, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and the City College of New York are among the sites the group would like to see prioritized. (from 2023 01 13 – City & State First Read) Read more here

Assembly Speaker Heastie Pledges to “End Our Reliance on Fossil Fuels” – Speaker Carl E. Heastie opened the 246th New York Legislative Session on January 9, 2023 with remarks that included the following - “For years, we have championed efforts to ensure we leave our children a planet that can be enjoyed for generations to come. In 2023, we must double down on our efforts to address the global climate crisis.  And my colleagues, despite the rhetoric from some on the right, we are in a crisis.  The evidence is in every storm we see. Last year, voters enacted a historic $4.2 billion Environmental Quality Bond Act - now it is up to us to ensure that the full potential of these funds are realized and that we build on these gains. And we must meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and end our reliance on fossil fuels once and for all.” Full speech here.

UK: Explosions 4X More Likely with Hydrogen Heating – Leigh Collins. -  Recharge - Hy4Heat is a multi-year project in the UK with a mission “to establish if it is technically possible, safe and convenient to replace natural gas (methane) with hydrogen in residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances”.  A “report, produced by engineering consultant Arup for the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Hy4Heat programme, found that the annual predicted number of gas explosions in UK homes would more than quadruple if natural gas were to be replaced by hydrogen — rising from nine to 39…The UK government is now pushing ahead with domestic hydrogen heating demonstration projects.”  Full story here.

An old central heating boiler and a hydrogen boiler inside the Hydrogen Experience Centre, a training location for technicians, in the Netherlands. Photo: AFP/Getty



***Op Ed: New Yorkers Must Move Toward Climate-Resilient Housing – Senator Lea Webb and Assembly Member Anna Kelles – Ithaca Journal - The housing and energy crises in our state are already crippling and they are inextricably linked to the extreme weather events as we just witnessed in Buffalo. New York’s housing crisis, reported to be the 4th worst in the US, is exacerbated by the poor condition of the state’s oldest in the nation building inventory… The worst impacts of this crisis are and will be borne hardest by the most marginalized New Yorkers: low-income families, the elderly, and people of color. (Governor) Hochul has laid out an ambitious progressive agenda to tackle emissions from buildings, our state’s largest source of greenhouse gases. We stand ready to work together with the governor to fulfill the need for a healthful, affordable and climate resilient home for every New Yorker.” Full Op Ed here

Startup Eyes Western NY for 250 kW Wind Turbine Production – Renewable Energy World – “Published reports said that Siva Powers America is eyeing a two-phase development project to assemble wind turbines for the domestic U.S. market. Initial plans call for a $2.5 million, 10,000-square-foot manufacturing facility near Buffalo, New York, where the company would assemble nacelles and blades produced in India. Future plans call for turbine blade manufacturing to be relocated to the New York State site from India.” Article here.

Siva Powers is owned by clean-energy engineer Padma Kasthurirangan (pictured above) and VEVA Holdings, and is based in Amherst, New York.

U.S.: The World’s Largest Exporter of Liquified Natural Gas - Nicholas Kusnetz – Inside Climate News - The fossil fuel industry achieved the milestone despite the Biden administration’s ambitious climate goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions—and with the president’s full support. In the first half of 2022, the United States became the world’s top exporter of liquified natural gas.  Then, in September, crude oil exports hit an all-time high when the country sent abroad about 4 million barrels per day. The rise in oil and gas exports has been supported by three consecutive presidential administrations that each viewed energy exports as a lever of foreign policy.  More than anything, though, it is the culmination of a sustained campaign by the oil industry that has seen production soar even as domestic demand for its fuels threatens to decline. Read more here.

Gas Leaks Releases Video on Hydrogen Heating Dangers - Gas “utilities around the country are beginning to blend (hydrogen) into their pipeline systems. Studies show that hydrogen is more prone to leaks and explosions than methane gas. The gas system already sees deadly explosions with startling regularity — adding hydrogen risks (makes) it even more dangerous, especially compared to cleaner, safer all-electric appliances.” 30 second video here

Why Are Gas Stove Bans in the News? - McKracken – Canary Media – “A study found that gas stoves cause asthma. A federal official suggested the government might take action. The right wing freaked out. And more!... Seemingly overnight, the gas stove in nearly one of three homes in the U.S. became an appliance of controversy, bringing comparisons to cigarettes on one side and accusations of government overreach on the other.“ Full article here.

2023 RHN Legislative Agenda - The Renewable Heat Now Campaign is organizing to win funding and policies that will get fossil fuels out of our buildings affordably and equitably. The legislative package includes the All-Electric New Building Act (S6843c/A8431b)- Kavanaugh/Gallagher) that would sunset fossil fuels in new construction starting January 1, 2024 . It also includes the Gas Transition and Affordable Energy Act – (S8198/A9329) - Krueger/Fahey) and the Energy Efficiency, Equity and Jobs Act (S3126c/A3996c) – Parker/Hunter).


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Climate Updates:

Godalmighty, Exxon Knew Absolutely Everything Especially exactly how much they were going to heat the earth – Bill McKibben – “An important new study… makes painfully clear precisely how much (and precisely how precisely) Exxon understood climate change, back in the days when it could have made a huge difference if they’d simply been honest… What if, on the night in 1988 that NASA’s Jim Hansen had told Congress about global warming, Exxon’s CEO had gone on the nightly news (which was still a thing then) and said: ‘That’s what our scientists have been telling us too. It’s a real problem.’ That seems the minimum any religious or ethical system would require, and it would have had enormous impact—no one was going to accuse Exxon of climate alarmism.  We could have gotten down to work as a society.” Full article here.

How Climate Change Will Make Atmospheric Rivers Even Worse - Kasha Patel – Washington Post – “Atmospheric rivers are projected to become wetter, larger and more damaging as temperatures rise… In recent weeks, a slew of storms has slammed California, bringing torrential rains and deadly flooding. Storms are typical in the winter, including those associated with atmospheric rivers, or long and wide plumes of water vapor flowing from the tropics. But as Earth warms, climate scientists warn these atmospheric river events may be amplified, bringing even more destruction… In other words, the recent events could be just a modest preview of what’s to come in warmer years ahead.” Full article and one minute + video here.

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Frequent Sources for Just In! briefs:


Green Energy Times

City & State First Read

POLITICO Weekly NY & NJ Energy email)

Canary Media

National Building Electrification Network & Sunstone Strategies

Just in! thanks NY-GEO board member John Ciovacco of Aztech Geothermal for his frequent proofreading contributions to this publication


*Indicates a New Listing or Updated Information


*2023 01 18 – NYC Decarbonization Fundamentals – 8:00 am – Noon ET - Next week, join ASHRAE NY and BE-Ex for a half-day seminar on leading efforts to decarbonize and electrify commercial buildings in light of NYC's Local Law 97. Featuring a keynote address from ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins, this webinar will cover major decarbonization trends in commercial buildings, plus available incentives and programs that help NYC building designers, contractors, and operators finance upgrades. Register here.


*2023 01 18 What’s in the Climate Action Plan – 10:30 am ET –Join the Alliance for Clean Energy New York for What’s In the Plan?, a webinar focused on the recently finalized New York Climate Scoping Plan. This free webinar will provide a detailed look at the Plan, and what it means for the future of this state. Policy recommendations for emissions reduction, public health improvements, and renewable electricity are just a few of the topics outlined in this comprehensive Scoping Plan. The panel will be hosted by Climate Action Council member Anne Reynolds and will feature key staffers from NYSERDA and the Department of Public Service who helped develop the plan.”  Register here.


*2023 01 18 – Energy Tax Savers on 179D – “1:00 pm ET -With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, numerous updates have been made to the EPAct 179D tax deduction.  Please join us for this webinar where we will discuss the new rules and requirements going into effect in 2023.”  Register here.

 2023 01 19-20 - Residential Retrofits for Energy Equity (R2E2) On-Line Summit Training Sessions –  "A partnership of the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Elevate, Emerald Cities Collaborative, and HR&A Advisors, R2E2 will offer guidance on energy upgrade financing models, economic inclusion, navigating the complexities of the affordable housing sector, and engaging with community-based organizations to ensure proposals reflect community needs. The summit will feature interactive, in-depth sessions on leveraging federal funding, community-driven planning, and the multiple benefits that residential retrofits can bring to communities. The summit is free and community-based organizations are eligible to receive stipends for their participation." Those interested in receiving periodic updates and information about the upcoming summit can Register here.

2023 01 24 Renewable Heat Now Albany Lobby Day – “Join (220) leading climate groups from Buffalo to Long Island as we converge on Albany to demand that Governor Hochul and the legislature pass key climate legislation this year… Burning gas, oil, and propane in our homes and workplaces is bad for New Yorker’s wallets, harms our health, and is destroying the climate. We have solutions! We can transition to renewable heating and cooking and save New Yorkers money by enacting three important bills: All-Electric Building Act (S6843C|A8431B of 2022), Gas Transition and Affordable Energy Act (S8198|A9329 of 2022) Energy Efficiency, Equity, and Jobs Act (S3126C|A3996C of 2022).” (The day will start with) “a rally and press conference in the State Capitol to push Governor Hochul to include these vital bills in her proposed budget. Then we will break into lobby teams (no prior lobbying experience necessary) to talk to our elected representatives and win their support for these important bills.” Registration form for the live Albany event as well as virtual lobbying opportunity here.


*2023 02 02 - Budget 101: How It Works & What We Can Do – 6:00 pm ET – “Every year the state drafts a budget with real consequences for everyday New Yorkers. Join the Energy Democracy Alliance (EDA) for a discussion on how the budget process works, ways to get plugged into EDA campaigns and our budget fights, and how we can build power to ensure the budget actually serves disadvantaged communities. We’ll be talking through a variety of energy democracy and economic justice budget priorities, including: Utility Debt Cancellation, Energy Efficiency for Disadvantaged Communities and Public Power.” Register here


2023 02 16 - Networked Geothermal Heat Pump Systems as an Alternative to Natural Gas - 11:00 am -12:00 pm ET John P. Ciovacco, CGD, the President of Aztech Geothermal will be giving a virtual presentation the rapidly emerging topic of Networked Geothermal Heat Pump Systems. The seminar will cover the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), expanding and extending federal tax incentives, the Utility Thermal Energy & Jobs Act (UTENJA) requiring all major utilities to file their plans for networked geothermal pilot projects and NYSERDA’s Community Heat Pump Systems program. This seminar is only one session in the larger two-day Capital District Engineers Week designed to give engineers the opportunity to earn up to 10 PDH credits over two days (5 sessions/day), February 16th & 17th for a flat $150 registration fee. Information and registration.

2023 04 26-27 SAVE THE DATES - NY-GEO '23 - our annual conference at the Wolf Road Marriott, Albany, NY

Can You Find Your Picture from NY-GEO 2022? – Over 1,000 pictures from NY-GEO’s annual conference have made it to the web. See if you can find yourself among the 450 who took part in this groundbreaking event that annually celebrates and advances the most efficient and economical way to heat and cool our homes and places of work. Check out these pictures shot by Rachel Collett and John Ciovacco. Here’s Day 1 and here’s Day 2

JOBS !                                                                    * = new listing

List of Climate Tech Job Boards - Elaine Reddy – Ad Hoc Group – The Ad Hoc Group has put together a list of 27 climate tech related job boards.

*Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) seeks:

- an Outreach Manager to develop outreach strategies for the newly created Central New York Clean Energy Hub, which will connect people to the clean energy economy and its benefits, including clean energy careers, improved energy affordability, home improvements, and rebates for businesses and transportation. The Outreach Manager will be managing a 4-person outreach team and coordinating all aspects of outreach to community members throughout the Central New York Region.

- four Energy Advisors for the CNY Clean Energy Hub to reach diverse communities throughout CNY with Hub materials, workshops, and energy affordability/clean energy opportunities.

- a Regulatory Attorney/Regulatory Advocate to spearhead our work in utility rate cases and regulatory proceedings in New York State advancing building electrification, ending our dependence on methane gas, increasing energy efficiency, energy affordability, and renewable energy generation, and preventing false solutions from capturing public funding.

- a Communications Director to build a public face for AGREE in our local Central New York community as well as across the state in order to support ongoing campaigns, respond to real-time developments and policy emergencies, and strategically raise AGREE’s profile and increase our constituent base.

(listed January 14, 2023) The postings are available here.

 PWGC Environmental Engineers, Bohemia, NY - Geothermal Engineer – PWGC, a multi-year award-winning environmental engineering firm seeks an experienced professional engineer for closed loop geothermal projects in the downstate New York area. Expert knowledge of commercial building sciences, mechanical system design, conventional HVAC, heat pump technologies, building automation and energy modeling applications. This position requires 5-10 years related experience, bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical or chemical engineering and a PE License. Advanced knowledge of CAD 3D and 4D software and REVIT. Interested? Send your resume to hr@pwgrosser.com or apply on our website at pwgrosser.com/careers 

PUSH Policy Coordinator - People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) seeks a Policy Coordinator to support the work of the Policy & Strategy department, with a focus on local, state, and regional climate and environmental justice policies in the areas of transportation electrification, power generation, building decarbonization, and equitable investment. (listed 2022 08 27) The posting is available here

Sustainable Westchester - Clean Energy Associate, EnergySmart Homes. (Location: Mount Kisco, NY) - The Community Energy Advisor (CEA) is a full time position at Sustainable Westchester. This position will provide assistance, direction, organization, coordination of programs that work to inform residents, multifamily building owners, and small businesses, with an emphasis in low-to-moderate income and priority communities, of the options for adopting clean energy strategies in their homes and businesses. $50k-$60k/year. (listed 2022 08 06) The posting is available here


Sustainable Westchester - Marketing, Communications and Outreach Director. (Location: Mount Kisco, NY) The Director of Marketing, Communications and Outreach will be responsible for developing and implementing Sustainable Westchester’s marketing, communication and outreach plans & strategies including public relations, digital communications, key messaging, storytelling and brand experience. $75k-$80k/year.  (listed 2022 08 06) The posting is available here


Clean Energy Associate (PAID INTERNSHIP) - Sustainable Westchester aims to educate and train the next generation of leaders in sustainability in Westchester. We hire students and recent graduates who have the skills, passion, intelligence and maturity to take on significant responsibility to help bring clean energy solutions to our residents. Throughout the duration of the position, associates may work with elected officials, municipal leaders, community members, subject matter experts, and consultants to provide a one-of-a-kind experience. We are committed to providing these valuable work opportunities to people from communities that have been underrepresented in the environmental field. (listed 2022 08 06) See Sustainable Westchester website for more.

Rewiring America – Federal Senior Policy Manager – The FSPM will own and drive critical efforts to influence federal policy initiatives. This role will manage the Federal policy team and lobbyists, lead the strategy and execution of federal policy, oversee targeted research and the drafting of key content, and provide critical perspectives in support of the multi-pronged policy strategy for Rewiring. This important work will continue and grow Rewiring America’s ability to affect federal policy, removing key barriers for electrification. (listed 2022 07 09) The posting is available here.


Rewiring America – Local Policy Director - With a clear vision, smart strategies, and significant and sustained financial support, Rewiring America is growing rapidly. As the Local Policy Manager on the Policy team you will lead on efforts to influence local policy initiatives around the country, particularly in public schools. This role will drive policy strategy, targeted research, support the drafting of policy and campaign documents, and provide input into the policy team’s public school electrification work. (listed 2022 07 09) The posting is available here.

Sierra Club Campaign Representative - Building Electrification (Location: MA/CT) - The Sierra Club seeks a strategic, collaborative, and equity-focused Campaign Representative to advance initiatives to end fossil fuel use in homes and buildings across Massachusetts and Connecticut. In this newly created position, the Campaign Representative will join a regional team that is working to address the climate crisis by moving the Northeast from dirty to clean energy… They represent Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public. (listed 2022 07 09) The posting is available here. 


 The Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee Finger Lakes Region – Is looking to hire two staff members: 

·    The Manager of Organizational Programs will lead our efforts to educate, inspire, and support businesses and nonprofits that want to take action on climate.

·    The Program Director will be in charge of developing an exciting new program that we're not allowed to talk about until our contract with the funder is fully executed (which makes the hiring process a bit complicated). (listed 2022 05 28). The posting is available here


Hudson Valley Climate Leadership Coordinator-The Hudson Valley Regional Council is hiring for a full-time Climate Leadership Coordinator. The successful applicant will carry out tasks related to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Leadership Support Services Program for the seven-county Mid-Hudson Region. The Regional Council is looking forward to welcoming another collaborative, passionate, and motivated member to the team!  (listed 2022 05 14) The posting is available here.

Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)is excited to announce that our organization is growing, and we are looking to fill the key position of Research Fellow. We seek passionate, intelligent, and kind people who work well both independently and as part of a team, and who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done.” (listed 2022 04 09).

Acadia Center is Hiring - for an energy efficiency and building energy justice manager, a senior energy attorney and a climate and energy policy analyst (listed 2022 03 05)  Click here for more information.


Energy Department Will Recruit 1,000 Additional Staffers For New Corps To Tackle The Climate Crisis • The DOE is starting up a Clean Energy Corps to help implement the bipartisan infrastructure law and develop clean-energy solutions to the climate crisis, the agency said. It will hire 1,000 new employees through a newly launched hiring portal.” (from 2022 01 14 Green Energy News) [CNN]


HVAC Project Manager – Aztech Geothermal, Ballston Spa, NY – Aztech Geothermal, a well-respected Geothermal Heat Pump design-build contractor, is seeking an experienced HVAC Project Manager responsible for estimating project costs, purchasing/sourcing materials & equipment, project planning including management of technicians and subcontractors. This position requires 3-5+ years' experience in Residential &/or Commercial HVAC, including AC/heat pump equipment, power and control wiring, HVAC plumbing, and sheetmetal/air distribution systems. Strong candidates must be comfortable with computers and common Microsoft programs with ability to learn industry specific analysis software. Interested? Send your resume to info@aztechgeo.com.


Mechanical Design Engineer – Geothermal Focus – CHA Consulting - CHA Consulting, Inc. is an innovative, full-service engineering consulting and construction management firm working to responsibly improve the world we live in. Currently seeking a PE mechanical engineer with experience in the design of geothermal systems to support building scale and district geothermal project development, feasibility, design and construction. CGD certification preferred. Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Northern NJ or Boston based. More here (Listed 2021 10 04)

Sierra Club Seeks Expert on “Renewable Natural Gas” - Sierra Club is looking for a new expert for PUC proceedings across the U.S. on "renewable natural gas" (including biomethane), synthetic gas and hydrogen. Experience with utility regulation and gas utility business models is a plus. If you have any recommendations, please email: Amneh Minkara (amneh.minkara@sierraclub.org)

UHAB is Hiring -UHAB (Urban Homesteading Assistance Board ) is hiring a Project Associate focusing on Energy Services, including Co-ops Go Solar, Clean Heat for Co-ops, and other energy efficiency and energy-reducing renewable technology partnerships... We also have a few other positions posted, for a part-time Affordable Housing Loan Officer, and a full-time Project Associate on the Co-op Improvement Program who’ll provide services to distressed affordable buildings. All of the job postings are viewable on our website here. I appreciate your help to get the word out within your networks!” From email from Emily Ng.

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. 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. More Information

“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. 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:

NYSERDA Career Opportunities

NY Green Bank Career Opportunities

Paid Fellowship Opportunities

Paid Internship Opportunities

To learn more about NYSERDA, please visit our social media channels.


NY-GEO is not necessarily notified when jobs are filled. If you find one of these jobs are no longer available, please let us know.