Just In! for March 18, 2023

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

Just In! is NY-GEO's weekly news feed for members. NY-GEO's calendar-year memberships are open to everyone and available for as little as $35. See more information on memberships here. If we send you a complementary copy and you're not a member of NY-GEO, it means we value your role in the transition to renewable heating, but without a membership, please don't count on getting Just In! weekly.

Industry Updates:

All Electric New Construction Under Consideration in NYS Budget Negotiations - Rebecca C. Lewis & Peter Sterne – City & State - “The governor’s executive budget proposed phasing out the use of gas and other fossil fuels in new construction, and both chambers included versions of the governor’s plan in their one-house budgets. The Assembly backed the governor’s proposal to mandate that all new buildings under seven stories built after 2026 and all new buildings over seven stories built after 2028 use electricity rather than gas for heating and cooking. The state Senate one-house budget set a slightly more aggressive deadline of 2025 for smaller buildings and 2027 for larger buildings – a compromise between the governor’s proposal and the standalone All Electric Buildings Act, which calls for ending the construction of new fossil fuel hookups in smaller buildings as soon as next year.” Article link hereNY Focus analysis of budget bill differences here. (Click on Climate & Environment at the bottom of the article)

PSC Chair, Rory Christian Announced as NY-GEO 2023 Dinner Keynote – NY-GEO is delighted to have Rory Christian, Chair of the Public Service Commission as our returning Annual Dinner Keynote Address at the NY-GEO 2023 Conference, the evening of April 26, 2023. The dinner program includes updates from the geothermal industry’s national organizations, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) and GeoExchange Organization (GEO) plus a Year in Review for NY-GEO. The evening event caps the first of two days featuring 40 educational sessions, 120 presenters and over 40 exhibitors.  To register and learn more, click here. 

The Future of Gas in New York – Building Decarbonization Coalition - “New York’s gas utilities’ responses to the Climate Law put ratepayers at risk over the long term. Gas utilities are increasing their investments in their high fixed-cost pipeline networks despite growing risk that those networks will become obsolete due to competition and climate policies. Over the past 10 years, the undepreciated balance of New York’s gas utilities’ investments in gas distribution infrastructure has more than doubled from $13 billion to $29 billion.” Full 76 page report here.

NY Senate Proposes Doubling the Solar and Geothermal Tax Credits – The NY Senate’s One-House budget includes a provision that raises the cap on the 25% tax credit for residential solar and geothermal installations from $5,000 to $10,000. This bill would provide an important boost to New York’s building decarbonization efforts without burdening ratepayers for its cost. NY-GEO has developed a sign on letter for organizations to support this provision. Individuals and organizations interested in helping to persuade the Assembly and Governor to past this increase are asked to email nygeoinfo@gmail.com.

SF Bay Air District Requires Net-Zero NOx Replacement Space and Water Heaters by 2027 – On March 15th the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) adopted regulations that will effectively outlaw the sale or installation fossil-fueled water heaters in 2027 and furnaces and boilers in 2029. The BAAQMD notes “The rule amendments will apply only to new appliances, and do not mandate retrofitting of existing appliances.” Yahoo coverage here.

PSC Rejects New York City Gas Project – Public Service Commission press release - “After Detailed Engineering Study and Public Comment Period, PSC Determines Greenpoint Gas Vaporizers Not Needed… The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today determined that National Grid’s proposed gas vaporizers project in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn is not necessary to meet a reasonable forecast of peak demand at this time. As a result, the Commission denied the company’s petition seeking cost recovery for the project. ‘The detailed and thorough analysis provided by Department staff and an independent, third-party advisor clearly demonstrated that the utility’s updated forecast of peak demand, which showed a reduction in projected peak demand, means that the project is not needed at this time,’ said Commission Chair Rory M. Christian… The Commission’s decision today comes after the Commission held four public statement hearings and heard from hundreds of residents about the project. Together, the Commission received written or oral public comments from more than 1,200 individuals or groups." Full release here.

NY Senate Includes HEAT Act in One-House Budget – The HEAT Act (S2016/A4592 – Krueger/Fahy) implements key recommendations from NYs Climate Action Plan to eliminate billions in subsidies for new gas hookups, enable neighborhood scale building decarbonization, and ensure energy affordability for low- and moderate-income families. The bill is included in its entirety in the Senate’s one-house budget bill, but is missing in both the Governor’s and Assembly’s proposed budgets. It lays out a path to eliminate the “100 foot rule”, a gas expansion subsidy that forces ratepayers to fund free gas infrastructure for new buildings. See below for a tweet from Assemblymember Fahy listing the more than 100 organizations, including NY-GEO that have endorsed the Act. Click here for Renewable Heat Now’s one-pager on NY HEAT.

NY-GEO Member Joe Parsons Promoted at the Climate Control Group - Congratulations to Joe Parsons for his promotion to Senior Marketing Sustainability Manager by Climate Control Group in recognition of his skills and accomplishments in advancing the ground source heat pump industry. Here’s a brief summary from the official announcement.Joe offers a wealth of experience with renewable and sustainable technologies,” said Lorie Quillin-Bell,, VP of Marketing and Brand Strategy at Climate Control Group. “The depth of his knowledge combined with his industry influence makes him a superior candidate to serve as an ambassador for Climate Control Group’s sustainable product solutions.” The full text, which includes Joe’s background and accomplishments, is at this link.

Joe Parsons


Foley Hoag on Removing Barriers to Geothermal Deployment in NY – Sarah Main, Noah Shaw, and Devlyn Tedesco – Foley Hoag, LLP – “The New York State Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan acknowledged that the regulatory requirements for geothermal boreholes deeper than 500 feet are a challenge to building electrification and recommended that NYSDEC develop new regulations to relieve the economic and time burden associated with the current scheme. The state must move quickly in 2023 to reform its outdated rules for geothermal drilling if it is going to make necessary progress in its effort to decarbonize its existing building stock.”  Thanks to Anshul Gupta of the Climate Reality Project for this tip. Full blog here.

Stacey Abrams Joins Rewiring America as Senior Counsel - “Abrams will take the role of Senior Counsel, helping launch and scale a national awareness campaign and a network of large and small communities working to help Americans go electric. She will also guide the organization as it builds the tools and capacity to connect Americans and their communities to machines, installers, Inflation Reduction Act incentives, and jobs in the clean energy transition…’I’m excited to join Rewiring America to share the benefits of electrification and ensure families get their fair share. I look forward to working together as we build the tools that will transform everyday Americans from energy consumers to energy moguls in their own communities’” said Abrams Release link here.

Gigantic Home Battery Network In Japan – Julian Spector – Canary Media – “Small-scale renewables and batteries could team up to replace large fossil-fueled plants… Since 2017, Itochu has built up a fleet across Japan of 36,000 home batteries (and has plans to expand to 100,000 units)… The regulations aren’t yet in place to enable all those little batteries to participate in the broader workings of the grid. So the virtual power plant is doing what it can, helping each household until the pieces fall into place for the batteries to take on a more robust role in Japan’s energy system.” Full story here.

Building Electrification Ad - A coalition backing a mandate to electrify new homes and phase out fossil fuel combustion in existing buildings has launched a Facebook ad campaign highlighting the volatile price of natural gas. The Better Buildings NY coalition, which includes environmental groups such as NRDC, Alliance for a Green Economy and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, announced it spent in the “high five figures” on the ads to support all-electric buildings requirements. “Tell Governor Hochul it’s time to get off gas and transition to a clean and affordable heating future,”   TY POLITICO Weekly NY&NJ Energy the 47-second ad finishes with the phrase "Take Back Your Power!".

New DOE Geothermal Heat Pump Graphic – In addition to other positives, the listing of benefits includes ”seasonal energy storage”, a benefit that will become increasingly important as we electrify the heating sectorThanks to Heather Deese from Dandelion Energy for this tip Find it here.

With Heat Pumps, US Energy Requirements Could Plummet By 50% - Michael Barnard - Clean Technica – “Electrification (can) radically reduce the requirement to build new… primary energy sources… What is the primary energy fallacy? Well, it’s the belief that we have to replace all the primary energy inputs… What we really have to replace is the energy services in light gray boxes on the right-hand side of the chart. That’s right, the US doesn’t need to replace 97.3 quads of energy, it needs to replace 31.8 quads of energy. Or does it even need to do that? Can we reduce the big wasted energy reflected in the rejected energy box? Sure, that’s why the mantra is electrify everything.” Thanks to NY-GEO member Paul Coons for this tip. Article link here

New York Nuclear Plant is Producing Hydrogen – Renewable Energy World – The Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Oswego, New York is part of a cost-sharing demonstration project between the DOE and Constellation Energy. The project is part of a DOE plan to increase volume and reduce cost of hydrogen production from non-fossil fuel sources. Electricity from the plant splits water into H2 and O2.Roughly 95 percent of the hydrogen produced in the U.S. is currently sourced from fossil fuels. Full story here


Carbon-Free Energy To Make Up 84% Of New US Power Capacity In 2023 – Julian Spector, Maria Virginia Olano - Canary Media – Solar makes up half the projected total, with batteries next in line. The 2023 projections for solar, wind, nuclear and grid batteries were made prior to passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The incentives in the IRA are expected to help make most carbon-free portfolios cheaper than any gas-fired plants planned for construction through 2035. Full story here

IPhone Can Time Its Charging - Michael J. Coren – Climate Coach – Washington Post – “My phone is always fully charged each morning… While I can’t confirm precisely when the feature adjusts my charging, it appears to ramp up after 9 p.m., just after peak hours pass in California… Once people enable such devices en masse,… the costs of electricity prices could fall 10 to 17 percent based on one Texas study, as the grid becomes far more flexible and cleaner... You might even own these devices already. LG refrigerators, for example, come preloaded with software that, once connected to the grid, can adjust their energy consumption. Article link here.

Revel Building “Super Hub” EV Charging Sites In NYC – Patrick George – The Verge – About 19,000 EVs were registered in NYC as of early February this year. However, charging infrastructure for these vehicles is limited. Revel’s hubs will add a total of 136 charging stations at five locations throughout NYC. All except the Red Hook location (scheduled to open in 2024) will open by the end of this year. Each station will have a rating of at least 150kW, which should be able to power an EV to near-full levels in just 10 to 20 minutes. Full story here.

Where Does NY’s Electric System Rank? Inside Climate News has published a blog ranking US states on their performance in the transition to carbon free electricity. We’ll be showing you 3 of their key graphics over the next 3 weeks. This week’s ranks states on their 2022 Hydropower and Total Renewables, showing Texas as by far the leader, with New York ranked 7th and 3rd in Hydropower.  Blog link here.

In California, Sunnova Offers “Free” Batteries in Response to Upcoming Policy Change – John Engel – Renewable Energy World – In one month, California will move from a net metering framework to net billing, which incentivizes co-locating battery storage with solar systems.  “In response… Houston-based Sunnova said it would offer a ‘free’ battery, which it valued at $8,000, to new customers.”  The California Public Utilities Commission stated that the existing tariff “negatively impacts non-participating ratepayers; disproportionately harms low-income ratepayers; and is not cost-effective…  Last fall, Sunnova filed paperwork with California state regulators to develop a solar and storage-focused micro-utility. The proposal was seen as posing a relatively small, but novel, challenge to the state’s incumbent investor-owned utilities.”  Full story here.

2023 RHN Legislative and Budget Agenda - The Renewable Heat Now Campaign (RHN) is organizing to win funding and policies that will move fossil fuels out of our buildings affordably and equitably. The legislative package includes the All-Electric New Building Act (S00562-A/A00920-A - Kavanaugh/Gallagher) that would sunset fossil fuels in new construction starting January 1, 2024. It also includes the NY Home Energy Equitable Transition (HEAT) Act – (S2016/A4592 – Krueger/Fahy) and the Energy Efficiency, Equity and Jobs Act (S3126c/A3996c – Parker/Hunter). In addition, RHN has also released an agenda for the NYS budget, which is currently being negotiated by the Governor and the Legislature. See more on the Renewable Heat Now Legislative Package here.

Contractors Corner:

Incentive Resources: The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the Building Performance Contractor’s Association (BPCA) have each produced resources to help contractors understand the scope of benefits available under the Inflation Reduction Act. Click here for GEO’s 1-pager, and click on the chart below to a see the BPCA work sheet – what’s shown here is just a sample comprised of 4 of the 11 informative columns in their chart. 

NY-GEO Member Map-Here's the map we refer folks to when we get requests for services or interest in a geothermal install.

Click here or on the image above to see the live version of the map

Climate Updates:

Assessing ExxonMobil’s Global Warming Projections – G. Supran, S. Rahmstorf, N. Oreskes - Science - “Our findings demonstrate that ExxonMobil didn’t just know ‘something’ about global warming decades ago—they knew as much as academic and government scientists knew. But whereas those scientists worked to communicate what they knew, ExxonMobil worked to deny it—including overemphasizing uncertainties, denigrating climate models, mythologizing global cooling, feigning ignorance about the discernibility of human-caused warming, and staying silent about the possibility of stranded fossil fuel assets in a carbon-constrained world.” Thanks to Jeanne Bergman from SANE Energy for this tip. Article link here.

Record Heat Fuels Extreme Fires In Chile – Fabian Cambero – Reuters – “At least 24 people are dead and nearly 1,000 are injured as over 260 wildfires rage across Chile, fueled by a heatwave with record-breaking temperatures.  The 104°F (40°C) heat is hampering efforts to battle the fires, which have burned more acres in the last week than what usually burns in a year, Interior Minister Carolina Tohá told reporters. ‘The evolution of climate change shows us again and again that this has a centrality and a capacity to cause an impact that we have to internalize much more,’ Tohá said. ‘Chile is one of the countries with the highest vulnerability to climate change, and this isn’t theory but rather practical experience.’” Reuters article here .


Wildfire burns areas in Dichato, near Concepcion, Chile, February 5, 2023. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez

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 and Paul Maliszewski for his work on the briefs.


*Indicates a New Listing or Updated Information

2023 04 26-27 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 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. 

2023 03 21 - K-12 HVAC Choices for Student Health and Learning – 2:00-3:00 pm ET - This “webinar follows the launch of our new report explaining how adopting all-electric, high-performance HVAC systems in new and existing schools supports student health, comfort, and learning while lowering energy costs, and minimizing climate pollution. You’ll hear from five expert speakers from RMI, UndauntedK12, CMTA, Perkins&Will, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice.”  Register hereReport here.

*2023 03 22 – Renewable Heat Now Invites You to Line the Halls in Albany – 11:00 – 3:30 pm ET - Governor Hochul and the New York Senate Assembly and Senate have filed their proposals for the New York State Budget and negotiations over those proposals will intensify over the next couple weeks.  The fossil-fuel industry has been lobbying furiously for weaker climate and energy provisions.  The Renewable Heat Now campaign and several organizations are inviting New Yorkers to the State Capital to support Legislators and the Governor to hold strong on the best of those provisions. Buses are available from several locations. Click here for details

 2023 03 24 - Ensuring Electricity Affordability (on the way to Decarbonization) – 9:00 am-12:30 pm ET - Convener/Moderator: Janet Gail Besser for Raab Associates, Ltd. Host: Foley Hoag LLP - The art of rate design requires attention to behavioral considerations as well as to economics. What will it take for customers to respond to time-varying rates, and how do we design rates that support the electrification of both buildings and vehicles? Presenters will speak to approaches that make rates simpler for customers to understand and provide tools for them to respond. They will also discuss how active demand can address some of the reliability, as well as affordability concerns, especially for customers with high energy burdens. There is a $50 to $100 charge for this event Register here.


*2023 04 06 - Renewable Heat Now Power Hour – 7:00-8:00 pm ET – Renewable Heat Now (RHN) is organizing intensively for a package of NY legislature bills designed to aid NY’s transition to clean, fossil-fuel free heating. Join RHN for its monthly strategy meeting designed to inspire and inform. Register here.

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.