Just In! for April 29, 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:

NY-GEO 2023 – An Explosion of Interest in Geothermal Technology – 600+ registrants jammed the Albany Marriot for two days of learning, planning and networking on April 26th and 27th at NY-GEO’s 10th annual conference.  John Thomas, CEO of WaterFurnace (a Gold Sponsor of NY-GEO 2023), noted a geothermal industry consensus that this was “The Best GEO Conference Ever”.  Conference co-chair, John Ciovacco replied, “The ‘Best GEO Conference Ever’ is only possible with the Best Sponsors Ever, the Best Exhibitors Ever, the Best Speakers Ever and the Best Attendees Ever.” Look for future Just In! announcements about when the session presentations, pictures and recordings will be available on the NY-GEO website.

NY-GEO 2023 featured a well-received dinner keynote address from NY Public Service Commission Chair Rory Christian.

New York Set to Ban Gas Furnaces, Stoves in New Buildings – Marie French – Politico - "New York will require new buildings to be zero-emissions starting in 2026 and make a state authority a major player in developing renewables as part of this year’s budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced late Thursday. The state’s budget will ban fossil fuel combustion in most new buildings under seven stories starting in 2026, with larger buildings covered in 2029. That means no propane heating and no gas furnaces or stoves in most new construction… Details of the agreement will be laid out in state budget bills that have not yet been printed. A potentially major caveat on grid reliability pushed by Assembly Democrats and a major gas utility also hasn’t been finalized, leading environmental advocates to moderate their enthusiasm until they see the final wording.” Article link here.

Bob Howarth Tweet on Gas Infrastructure - 2023 04 26 – Howarth, Cornell University climate expert and member of the NY State Climate Action Council, tweeted the following: “The best solution is to simply stop using fossil natural gas ASAP, as laid out in the Climate Action Council scoping plan (Dec 2022). If the State follows the plan, gas use will fall by 50% within 10 yrs.  It's time to start dismantling the pipeline system, not rebuilding it. ‘leak prone pipe replacements will cost NY gas utility customers $150 billion, or an average of approximately $35,000 for every gas customer in the state.’"  Howarth was referencing a letter sent to Governor Hochul by 80+ organizations, including NY-GEO - urging inclusion of the NY HEAT Act in the budget to provide for an orderly and cost effective transition to renewable heating.

Graphic from the Building Decarbonization Coalition Report

The Future of Gas in New York State



Analysis of Berkeley Gas Ban Decision - Amy Turner – Columbia University Sabin Center for Climate Change Law – A court recently overturned the Berkeley, California ban on fossil fuel equipment in new construction, and fossil fuel interests have been seizing on that decision to push back on all-electric construction in New York. However, there are significant differences between the language and approach in the two initiatives.  “While the Ninth Circuit decision does impact some aspects of local authority to electrify buildings, it is far from a knockout blow. Local governments with building code authority retain that authority, and are well-advised to pay close attention to the contours of the building code exception to (Energy Policy and Conservation Act) EPCA preemption. Those with air pollution authority could pursue the New York City approach; EPCA does not preempt air emissions standards. Local governments may also wish to work on their own or with their states to regulate natural gas distribution. Further, the decision applies only in the Ninth Circuit, and does not further limit local governments in other circuits. Finally, Berkeley may yet appeal the decision, meaning that this is not the last word.” Article link here.

NY Green Bank’s $250 Million Community Decarbonization Fund - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the launch of a $250 million Community Decarbonization Fund. “The CDF, a wholesale lending pathway that will provide low-cost capital to Community Development Financial Institutions and other mission-driven lenders for local clean energy and building electrification projects and other scopes of work, will support lenders financing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in disadvantaged communities.” There will be a webinar on the CDF May 11th. Thanks to Adam Flint of Network for a Sustainable Tomorrow (NEST) for this tip. For the article link and webinar reservation, click here.

Graphic from NY Green Bank 2021-22 Impact Report

2023 04 21 #1 - NYC Sustainability Plan and Schools – Julian Shen-Berro – Chalkbeat New York – Mayor Adams recently unveiled the plan which includes dozens of initiatives such as solar panels for schools, teacher training, climate change education, green jobs training programs, and electric buses. (from 2023 04 21 – City & State First Read) Full story here

DOE Funds Development of Six Technologies to Aid Home Electrification – “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced six finalists in the Equitable and Affordable Solutions to Electrification (EAS-E) Prize), which awards innovative solutions that advance electrification retrofits across various residential building types and geographies… ‘The goal of the EAS-E prize is to promote technologies and develop innovations that make home electrification easier, more affordable, and more accessible, with a specific focus on dwellings underserved by the current market for electrification,’ said Alejandro Moreno, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy… Finalist teams receive $5,000 in cash and a $75,000 voucher to work with DOE national laboratories and American-Made Network ‘Connectors’ to advance their electrification solutions. In Phase 2, these teams will compete for up to three cash prizes, with a top award of $1 million.” See the Finalists in EERE's Announcement.

More Coverage of NY’s All-Electric New Building Act in the Budget – If you’re interested in more coverage of how prohibiting fossil fuel combustion in new buildings is playing out in New York’s budget process, try these articles:

New York TimesLiam Stack - New York to Ban Natural Gas, Including Stoves, in New Buildings

Washington Post -Anna Phillips - New York Set to Pass First Statewide Law Banning Gas in New Construction

NY State of Politics - Nick Reisman – Tentative Deal Reached for Phasing Out Gas-Hookups in New Buildings

Renewable Heat Now - Renewable Heat Now Campaign Responds to Ongoing State Budget Talks: "The Governor is Slow-Walking Climate Action”


Airbnb Subsidizes Air Source Heat Pumps in Massachusetts – Alison F. Takemura – Canary Media – “Airbnb has a new program to help hosts slash carbon pollution by offering them cash rebates to weatherize and electrify their vacation-rental homes — available, for now, in Massachusetts. While Airbnb successfully launched similar programs in the U.K. and France in 2022 — with enthusiastic responses from thousands of hosts, according to the company — this is the first of its kind in the U.S. The incentives from Airbnb include up to $500 for energy-efficiency upgrades, such as insulation, and up to $2,000 for air-source heat-pump installations.” Interesting, but why the limit to air source? Article link here.

EV Sales To Top 1 Million in 2023 – Maria Virginia Olano – Canary Media – EV sales have reached record highs, but are lower than the levels needed to meet Federal and state decarbonized transportation goals. Partial to full Federal tax credits have been extended to 2032 for qualifying EVs (based on requirements such as at least partial assembly in the U.S.), helping address price, which is the main barrier for most potential buyers. Proposed EPA vehicle emissions rules could further incentivize EV sales. Full story here

Tesla’s Battery Storage Sales Growing Faster Than EV Sales – Eric Wesoff – Canary Media – Tesla shipped 3.9 gigawatt-hours of battery packs in 2023 Q1 (primarily utility-scale storage), for a 360 percent jump compared to the year prior.  Tesla has a new 40-gigawatt-hour Megapack factory ramping up in CA, and another Megapack factory is planned for Shanghai.  Tesla has entered the lithium refinement sector as well. “60 gigawatts of grid-scale storage are expected to be actually constructed between 2023 and 2027, according to energy analyst firm Wood Mackenzie.” 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). 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. And take action here.

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Contractor's Corner

Hemp Improves Insulation – Cape Cod Hemp House – The house uses a combination of new and traditional building methods and materials. Chief among the new materials is a biocomposite called hemplime that replaces plywood sheathing, synthetic house wrap, and spray foam insulation. Hemplime wall and roof assemblies improve indoor air quality, buffer heat and moisture, are fire, mold, and pest resistant, are inherently air-tight, and sequester carbon. Full story here

Span Snags $96M to Become a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ For Electric Homes – Jeff St. John - Canary Media - The smart-electric-panel startup aims to electrify a million homes with its new funding, tapping partnerships with vendors of solar, batteries and electric appliances. Spans smart electric panels “can make up for their expense by reducing the technical complexity and electrical barriers for homeowners who want to install solar panels and backup batteries, charge electric vehicles at home, or switch from fossil-fueled furnaces and water heaters to electric heat pumps.  Smart electric panels like Span’s can also help with grid management as power demand rises. Residential fossil-fuel use accounts for about 13 percent of U.S. carbon emissions, so home electrification is necessary for climate goals. But being able to actively control and schedule how and when those homes use electricity could spell the difference between overloading the grid and helping to decarbonize it." Article link here.

Climate Updates:

Putting Out the Planetary Fire: A Handbook for Climate Organizers – Mark Dunlea – Veteran NY climate activist Mark Dunlea of the Green Education and Legal Fund (GELF) has written a book thatcombines a factual introduction to many of the issues central to climate debate: Environmental Justice, Reparations, False Climate Solutions, Real Life Barriers, Carbon Pricing, Green New Deal, Crypto Mining, Plastics, and Military.” The book is intended as a basic introduction for people (including high school and college students) wanting a good grounding on climate issues and as a handbook to help new climate organizers with how-to information on basic advocacy and organizing skills.This book has received praise from Bill McKibben, Mark Jacobson, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ralph Nader, and Medea Benjamin, among others.  Paper book copies of Putting Out the Planetary Fire: An Introduction to Climate Action and Advocacy can be purchased through Amazon Books.  A free web version is available on GELF’s website.

Dangerous Early Heat Wave In Asia – Rebecca Leber – Vox – In the last two weeks, heat records have fallen throughout China, India, Bangladesh, and Thailand. Early heat waves are particularly dangerous because people are not acclimatized to the higher temperatures. Climate change further exacerbates the problem through increased humidity levels and night-time temperatures. Ill-adapted infrastructure in the U.S. (e.g., lack of trees) also contributes to the danger. Full story here

A Seismic Win Went Almost Unnoticed Amidst the Tuckerstrom - High Court Lets Cities And States Sue Exxon et al – Bill Mckibben – The Crucial Years – “To make a long story short: Eight years ago, journalists—led by Inside Climate News and the LA Times—began publishing stories proving that the big oil companies knew all there was to know about the dangers of global warming back in the 1980s. Among other consequences, this helped convince the legal departments of a number of cities and states to launch lawsuits against the oil giants, on the grounds that they’d done great and knowing damage to the taxpayers of these jurisdictions, who were having to clean up after the endless storms, fires, and floods. This freaked out the industry, because it could see one possible future: a series of judgments large enough to bring it, like the tobacco industry, to its knees, forced to make some kind of general settlement just to stay in business. (This would be karmic payback of a high order, since Big Oil had hired pr veterans from the cigarette companies to help build out their climate denial campaigns).“ Article link here.

6 Ways You — Yes, You! — Can Help Advance the Energy Transition – Julian Spector – Canary Media.  “…while broad-scale reforms push the economy in a lower-carbon direction, individuals still have some agency in supporting the transition to clean energy.  Here’s a selection of guides from Canary Media on how to take action in your own life to lower carbon emissions and promote a cleaner world.”  Suggestions include a link to a helpful page on 10 questions to ask if you want to get a heat pump.   Article link here.

You’ve Got to Be Kidding:

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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 and Paul Maliszewski for his work on the briefs.


*Indicates a New Listing or Updated Information

*2023 05 03 - Thermal Energy Measurement – Why is Good Thermal Metering Elusive? – 1:00 pm ET - FLEXIM services have long been engaged in calibrations of thermal meters. We find many thermal meters with high errors. These meters are often in billing scenarios where accurate metering is important. Why are thermal meters inaccurate in the first place? How do I know if my meter is accurate? Are there any standards governing accuracy for thermal meters? Register here.


*2023 05 03 - Heat Beneath Our Feet Webinar – 3:00 pm ET - Join WGA for the final installment of The Heat Beneath Our Feet webinar series, to learn about the growing use of GHPs, how they can help stabilize the grid amid massive electrification efforts, and what communities can do to best leverage this exciting technology. For this discussion, WGA will be joined by Jeff Hammond, Executive Director of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, Heather Deese, Senior Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Dandelion Energy, and Ryan Dougherty, President of The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO). Go here to register.


*2023 05 9th to 11th - In-Person Accredited Installer Training with WaterFurnace -Ft. Wayne IN.- Get your Accredited Installer certification with one of WaterFurnace’s Certified IGSHPA Trainers! Class Held at WaterFurnace International Training Classroom: 9000 Conservation Way, Fort Wayne, IN 46809  Cost Varies depending on materials. Please note that class size is limited. Once the roster is full, registrants will be placed on waitlist. To register go here.


*2023 05 10 - IGSHPA Town Hall-11:30 am ET- Chris Manz of WaterFurnace presents Leveling the Rating Playing Field.  Go here to register.


*2023 05 11 – Quarter Billion $ Green Bank Community Development Fund is Launched – 10:00-11:00 am ET –NY Green Bank is pleased to announce the launch of our $250 million Community Development Fund (CDF). The CDF is expected to expand and accelerate the lending capacity of smaller community-based and mission-driven investors by channeling financing into sustainable infrastructure projects that benefit underserved New Yorkers in (Disadvantaged Communities) DACs.” Registration here.

2023 05 11 - 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. 

*2023 05/16th to 18th - HRAI Accredited Installer Training - Learning to install Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems will enable participants to open new markets and offer customers a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their space conditioning needs. HRAI is drawing on 30 years of pioneering work of IGSHPA, which has accredited thousands of installers across North America and around the world. For more info & registration, go here.


*2023 05 26 - IGSHPA Dig Deeper Webinar – 11:30 am ET - Roshan Revankar of Genesys NZE presents CLAD – A Simple Genius Heat Exchanger. Go here to register.

 2023 06 08 – Clean Heat Program Stakeholders Meeting – 9:00-10:00 am ET - The NYS Clean Heat Utility Joint Management Committee (JMC) will host the next quarterly meeting of the Working Group Series for Participating Contractors and Industry PartnersThis series is billed as an ongoing platform for contractors and industry partners affiliated with NYS Clean Heat to discuss program improvements and address questions related to the program. Registration link here.

*2023 12 5th to 7th - IGSHPA Annual Conference – The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) will be holding its annual conference December 5 to 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IGSHPA is partnering again this year with NGWA (National Ground Water Association). Early bird registration is open now, along with exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities. Presenter abstracts for the workshops are due by May 31, 2023. Selection of speakers and workshop topics will be confirmed in June.  For more information, check out the conference page.

2023 04 26-27 NY-GEO 2023 - Thanks again to our sponsors and exhibitors !!!

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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.