Just In! for July 29, 2023

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

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Industry Updates:

Con Edison Increases Geothermal Incentives – Con Edison Clean Heat Contractor Newsletter - “Effective… as of July 12th, (2023) Con Edison …increase(d) incentive rates for projects in the Residential ground-source heat pump (GSHP), Small and Medium Business (SMB), and Multifamily sectors.  Con Edison..(has) also adjust(ed) eligibility for custom Multifamily projects.” Announcement link here.

Leaks Can Make Natural Gas as Bad for the Climate as Coal – Hiroko Tabuchi – NY Times – “It takes as little as 0.2 percent of gas to leak to make natural gas as big a driver of climate change as coal, the study (which involved researchers from Harvard and Duke Universities and NASA and was peer reviewed) found. That’s a tiny margin of error for a gas that is notorious for leaking from drill sites, processing plants and the pipes that transport it into power stations or homes and kitchens. The bottom line: If gas leaks, even a little, ‘it’s as bad as coal,’ said Deborah Gordon, the lead researcher. ‘It can’t be considered a good bridge, or substitute.’  The Times article features comments from Cornell University Earth Systems Scientist Robert Howarth, who has pioneered research in this area and serves on New York’s Climate Action Council. Article link here. and study link here.

NY PSC Staff Gives 1st Annual Report on Climate Law Implementation – At the July 20th Public Service Commission meeting, Commissioners were given a first annual review on the implementation of the Climates Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) by Department of Public Service staff.  Shown below are three of the more interesting slides from the presentation. Link to the meeting recording and presentation file here. Link to a press release on the Report here.

Con Edison EAM Rewards Compnay for Deeper Efficiency Measures, Including Ground Source Heat Pumps – The recent Con Edison rate case settlement recognized that not all energy saving measures are equally as valuable by establishing an Earning Adjustment Mechanism that will reward the company for increasing energy savings from measures that “support a more cost-effective transition to building electrification… and minimize grid impacts from electrified heating load.” The four types of measures for which the company can earn a bonus are listed in the chart below. See pdf page 489 of 516 in the PSC Order on the Con Edison Rate Case Item 219 filed 2023 07 20 and linked here.

$8.5 Billion in Home Energy Rebates Now Open to States – “…the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (2023 07 27) announced it is accepting applications for state and territory implementation of the two Home Energy Rebate programs created by the Inflation Reduction Act. These programs will provide $8.5 billion to states and territories to lower energy costs and increase efficiency in American homes by making home energy upgrades more affordable, while ensuring all communities have access to affordable, reliable, clean electricity and helping deliver on the President’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals.”  Be on the lookout for soon to be announced webinars on the roll out of these funds. Thanks to David Smedick of the Federal Energy Electrification Coalition for this tip. Press release link here.


Renewable Developers Hyped About Post-IRA Prospects – Eric Wesloff, Maria Virginia Olano – Canary Media – “According to the latest annual survey conducted by the American Council on Renewable Energy, major developers and investors unanimously expect the U.S. to become more attractive for renewable energy investment in the next four years compared to other countries. And almost all of them are planning to increase their investments and activity in renewable energy.” Article link here.

The Fastest Route to a Climate Turnaround – Sarah DeWeerdt – Anthropocene Magazine – When researchers used a supercomputer to run 4,000 scenarios with 72,000 variables and 18 uncertainty factors for the planet’s climate future, the result was clear. The study suggests that policymakers need to put more emphasis on electrifying technologies throughout the economy – cooking, heating of buildings, industrial processes, transportation – rather than just focusing on greening the electric grid. Yet none of the 4,000 scenarios relies on one singular technology or approach to tackling climate change. “It suggests that we need a portfolio approach in energy supply and use, with all low- and zero-carbon options, as well as adaptation measures, being developed together,” study team member Evangelos Panos says.  Thanks to NY-GEO member Jerry Acton for this tip. Article link here.

USDOE Says No to Certified Natural Gas Standard – S&P Global - In March, DOE officials had met with US gas industry representatives and foreign officials on the sidelines of the CERAWeek by S&P Global conference in Houston to discuss a potential governing framework for certified gas. However, “The US Department of Energy does not plan to develop a standard for natural gas certified as low in greenhouse gas emissions and is focused instead on working with other nations to form a common approach toward tracking emissions across the natural gas supply chain, an agency spokesperson told S&P Global Commodity Insights July 21.” DOE’s statement came after 148 US environmental and clean energy organizations sent a letter urging them not to embrace certification for “an industry that must aggressively be both cleaned up and phased out.” The chart below represents claims from various corporations based on different schemes. It is not recognized by DOE or even industry-wide, but illustrates that players within the industry are pushing for a certification standard which would presumably allow them to claim less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in relation to state or federal GHG targets or limits. Article link here.

Maine Ups Heat Pump Target – Alison F. Takemura – Canary Media - “The chilly New England state blew past its goal to install 100,000 heat pumps by 2025. Now it’s pledging to install 175,000 more by 2027."  Article link here.

Gas Line Explodes in Rural Virginia – Associated Press - "A gas line exploded Tuesday near a highway in rural western Virginia, but no injuries were reported, according to local officials. TC Energy said it was notified of a fire after there was a pressure drop in its Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline along Interstate 81 around 8:40 a.m., the company said in a statement. That section of the pipeline near Strasburg was shut down as a precaution, TC Energy said." Article link here.

Maryland Steps Forward on Clean Energy – Ben Jealous, Executive Director, Sierra Club – The Green Life -The Free State is showing what can happen when bold leadership and real dollars meet to address the challenge of climate change. Governor Wes Moore and the state legislature last year set a goal for Maryland to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent by 2031 and reach net-zero emissions by 2045. They’ve begun pursuing those goals—from demanding auto dealers offer more options for zero-emissions cars and trucks each year until reaching 100 percent of sales in 2035 to permitting community solar power projects to bring that renewable energy to more homes and businesses.” Article link here.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore


Electrification – Do You Need a Bigger Panel? – New Buildings Institute – “Many people assume that to electrify an existing home, an electric panel upgrade from 100 amps to 200 amps is required… There is a cheaper and easier way to electrify our homes of the future: keep 100-150 amp panels in place and help homeowners go on a 'watt diet'. Going on a watt diet means intentionally selecting energy-efficient, correctly sized, low power equipment, and allocating available power to that equipment just when needed. It can include controls that allow devices to take turns or wait until there is enough available amperage to resume re-charging. “ This article is based on a California climate that is less heating dominated than New York’s and the data may or may not apply here, but the concepts are worth considering. Article link here.

Amazingly Rapid Transition – Dennis Wamsted and Seth Feaster – Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis - In 2019 coal dominated renewables in the US. In just 5 years we’ve reversed that trend. That has been a quick and remarkable transition as illustrated in the chart below. Not visible in the chart is the fact that much of the former coal generation has been replaced by natural gas (methane). For those who understand methane’s role, that is not a step forward in slowing climate destabilization. Nonetheless, in 2018 few were predicting that renewables would move ahead of coal in such a short time period. Article link here.

3-Minute Video on Long Island Offshore Wind – “Offshore Wind Turbines in Long Beach will Power 1 Million Long Island Homes… On this episode of Political Personalities with Skye, we speak with New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) President Julie Tighe about offshore wind coming to Nassau County. Hear about the plan for wind turbines to be built off the shores of Long Beach, Long Island as part of the plan for New York to achieve its new, clean energy goals set in place by the New York State Legislature per the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).”  (from 2023 07 01 – City & State First Read) Video link here.

Stalled Coastal Wind Energy Projects – Ry Rivard and Marie J. French – POLITICO – “Funding shortfalls are imperiling projects in New York, New Jersey and beyond… The administration is counting on offshore wind farms to produce at least enough power for 10 million American homes by the end of the decade…Up and down the Northeast — the center of the burgeoning industry — however, energy companies have struggled to finance their projects, going hat in hand to governors and utility regulators asking for more money so they can start building the turbines they have already promised to deliver.” Article link here.

Induction Stoves at NYC Housing Authority – Gothamist – “A new pilot launching this fall will aim to replace gas stoves in New York City Housing Authority apartments with induction stoves. The program will take the form of a contest that participating agencies are calling the ‘Induction Stove Challenge,’ which aims to find which manufacturer can make energy efficient electric stoves that would replace the current fossil fuel-burning ones in NYCHA apartments — all while avoiding costly electrical upgrades in the buildings… NYSERDA will purchase, install and test stoves for 100 NYCHA households. After the testing phase, NYCHA plans on buying 10,000 induction stoves through the contest, with the eventual goal of replacing all the gas stoves in its 177,000 apartments….Andreas Tyre, the president of the Gowanus Houses’ tenant association, said he saw the benefits of switching to induction stoves after he experienced two gas outages last year that left him without a usable stove." Article link here.

NYCHA Gowanus House tenants, Andreas Tyre, Tenant Association President, center.


Canadian Fossil Fuel Subsidies – Michael J. Coren – Climate Coach – Washington Post - “Canada environment minister Steven Guilbeault told reporters federal subsidies for oil and gas will now only support projects that ‘decarbonize the sector and result in significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions,’ fulfilling a commitment made by all Group of 20 nations in 2009..But will Canada follow through? A 2022 study that looked at 118 measures to repeal fossil fuel subsidies in 155 countries from 1990 to 2015 found they failed at a 'remarkably high rate.' On average, governments reinstated the subsidies or rolled back changes after about 18 months. Nearly 90 percent of these efforts failed within five years because of economic and political pressures.” Article link here.

Contractor's Corner

PPI Releases Geothermal Piping Specifications - IGSHPA Newsletter - "The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has released a new Model Specification document that provides guidance to specifiers, engineers, designers, and others about selecting, specifying and installing plastic piping materials for ground source geothermal systems. Prepared by PPI’s Building & Construction Division, PPI MS-7 Model Specification for Plastic Piping Materials for Ground Source Geothermal Applications applies to plastic piping materials for open- and closed-loop, horizontal and vertical, direct-buried, and submerged water-based ground-source geothermal heat exchange systems." – Find this article about ½ way down the IGSHPA Newsletter here.

NBI Study on 120 Volt Air Source Heat Pump Water Heaters – New Buildings Institute - This study provides an overview of lessons learned on the first ever third-party field validation effort on the 120-volt HPWH technology through California-wide installations and includes a market assessment and recommendations for commercialization. Study link here.

Climate Updates:

“The Heat Will Kill You First”: Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell on Life and Death on a Scorched Planet – Interview with Amy Goodman – Truthout – “…this what they call the Goldilocks Zone. And I use it in my book because all life on our planet has evolved under this relatively stable climate. Just as we are able to maintain our steady temperature in this sort of given climate zone that we’ve evolved into, so is it true with pine trees and lizards and polar bears and sharks in the ocean, and all living things have this sort of thermal range that we can deal with. And one of the profound things that’s happening as we heat up our planet is we’re moving out of that Goldilocks Zone, not just for us as humans, but for all living creatures. And so, that has profound implications in the sort of distribution of life on our planet. It means that people are going to move, animals are going to move, plants are going to move. They need to migrate to cooler places. And if they can’t migrate to cooler places, they die.”  Article & video link here.

Amy Goodman and Jeff Goodell


NYC Comptroller Brad Lander Attacks Fossil Fuel Investments – Youtube video - In this 1-minute video Lander calls for pressure on large banks to stop investments in fossil fuels, calling them “a bet against our future”, and endorses the federal Fossil Free Finance Act . Thanks to author Bill McKibben for this tip. Video link here.

NYC Heat Wave = Extended Hours at Pools but Not Beaches – Katie Honan - The City – “As the city sizzles through the first heat wave of the season, with the heat index expected to hit triple digits this weekend, hours at municipal pools will be extended — but there will be no such luck for beachgoers. Citing potential dangers to lifeguards, the city will not staff 14 miles of beaches in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and The Bronx past 6 p.m., even as 33 municipal pools will stay open until an extra hour until 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday… Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers live within walking distance of beaches at Coney Island, Brighton Beach and along the entire Rockaway peninsula.” Article link here.

Letter from Phoenix – Osha Gray Davidson – Sierra – the Magazine of the Sierra Club - “A record-shattering heat wave is dominating this city with high temperatures at or above 110° for 27 days in a row… Many elderly people, who are just scraping by on Social Security, live in the poorest zip codes, where a lack of shade trees and irrigated lawns contribute to temperatures several degrees warmer than in wealthier neighborhoods.. After paying rent and buying food and medicine, cool air is frequently a luxury that lies beyond their means. But even they aren’t the worst off. That distinction belongs to the estimated 7,000 unhoused people living in a city with just over 3,000 shelter beds… Phoenix may be a canary in a coal mine, but it’s a coal mine from which none of us can escape—unless we end carbon pollution, quickly and completely. Whether the end comes from floods, wildfires, hurricanes, or heat, is ultimately irrelevant. What really matters is the fact that on a warming planet, there are no safe places.” Article link here.

Phoenix scene from an encampment of the unhoused


Florida Bays Hit Hot Tub Temperatures – Seth Borenstein - AP – “The water temperature around the tip of Florida has hit triple digits — hot tub levels — two days in a row. Meteorologists say it could be the hottest seawater ever measured, although some questions about the reading remain. Scientists are already seeing devastating effects from prolonged hot water surrounding Florida — coral bleaching and even the death of some corals in what had been one of the Florida Keys’ most resilient reefs… The warmer water is also fuel for hurricanes.” Link to article and 2-minute video.

Poll: Majority Expect Climate Change To Negatively Affect World In Their Lifetime - Quinnipiac University – Climate Advocacy Lab – “Three in five Americans say that extreme weather is related to climate change. Most expect climate change to have a 'significant negative effect' on the world in their lifetimes. 60% of Americans say that extreme weather events in the United States over the last few years are related to climate change. 67% of Americans say they're concerned about climate change, including 42% who are 'very' concerned. 55% of Americans believe that climate change will have a significant negative effect on the world in their lifetime.” Article link here.

Water Feast or Famine in the West – Bill Martin – President, California GEO – In this 4 page, picture studded essay, Martin takes us through the recent history of climate impacted water resources in California. “2017 saw massive rains that filled California’s second largest reservoir (Lake Oroville) and necessitated continued spillway use that caused structural failure in this 3,000 foot long conveyance that drops over 700 feet… With the broken spillway shut down, the emergency spillway was forced to pass the inflow from all three branches of the Feather River… The area below the emergency unit began serious erosion on a soil-covered surface and ate its way backward toward the concrete wall, threatening to undermine it… 186,000 residents were evacuated and it was touch and go until operators re-activated the main spillway once again to relieve pressure on the failing emergency spillway.”  Article link here.

This Week's Work of Art:

For more of Nicole Kelner’s work see her website and newsletter 

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 07 31 – Climate Change Film – 7:00 pm ET – "To the End" is the story of some young people – including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - as they redouble their efforts to stop the Climate Crisis. Panelists will include: Andrew Engel - Sunrise Movement; Betta Broad - NY for Clean Power; Eric Weltman - Food & Water Watch; Tela Troge - Shinnecock Kelp Farm.  Register and view 2-minute trailer here.


2023 08 02 and 03 – New Jersey Looks to Set Gas Policy - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is hosting a Technical Conference on Executive Order 317 at the Trenton War Memorial or via YouTube live stream. This conference is designed to bring together stakeholders to discuss Governor Murphy’s vision to reduce emissions in the natural gas industry as New Jersey moves toward its Clean Heat future. NJBPU Staff is hoping to develop recommendations on how the natural gas industry can reimagine its investments and infrastructure, and achieve the goals outlined in EO 317. Join us to help shape New Jersey Energy Policy and tell the ground source heat pump story. Public notice here.

2023 08 09 – IGSHPA Town Hall with Terry Proffer – 11:30 am ET – Speaker: Terry Proffer of Major Geothermal, Topic: Forensics & Redesign of 200,000 ft² Colorado High School. Register here.

2023 08 16 – Dandelion’s Kathy Hannun on Drilling Lessons from Sweden – California GEO - 3:00 pm ET – Hannun will present “a high-level understanding of how the Swedes approach residential geothermal drilling and what has translated to the Northeast US (and what has not).” $10 fee for non-members. Register here.


*2023 08 25 – Dig Deeper Webinar with US Dept. of Energy – 11:30 am ET – Speaker: Jeff Winick & Sean Porse of U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office, Topic: GHP Impact Analysis. Register here.

2023 10 17-19 – IGSHPA Accredited Installer Training with WaterFurnace – Hampton Inn and Suites – Poughkeepsie – “Learning to install Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Installer accreditation enables you to open new markets and offers customers a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their space conditioning needs. With more than 35 years of experience teaching these workshops, accrediting thousands of installers, and developing the industry standards, IGSHPA has pioneered training in GSHP installation.” Register here.


2023 12 05 to 07 - IGSHPA Annual Conference – The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) will be holding its annual conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IGSHPA is partnering again this year with NGWA (National Ground Water Association). Keynote speaker will be Alejandro Moreno, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. Early bird registration is open now, along with exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities.   For more information, check out the conference page.


2024 05 28 to 30IGSHPA Research Conference - The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is pleased to announce that the next IGSHPA Research Conference will be held at Polytechnique Montréal. This is the fourth in a series of research conferences held in Denver (2017), Stockholm (2018), and Las Vegas (2022). Like the previous three conferences, papers will undergo peer-review to ensure quality. Details will follow, but it is anticipated that abstracts will be due on September 18, 2023 and papers due around November 20, 2023. Conference website - https://igshpa.org/researchtrack/

JOBS !                                                                    * = new listing

New Yorkers for Clean Power is proud to lead the charge for green jobs through Clean Energy Careers NY, a collaborative initiative to create equitable clean energy careers pathways in New York to help achieve the state’s climate and clean energy goals…”We're excited to launch the Clean Energy Careers New York Newsletter! The newsletter is chock-full of Clean Energy Careers NY resources, event information, job opportunities, and more. If you're a job seeker, a trainer, an employer, or a clean energy advocate, this newsletter is for you! (listed 2023 07 22) Read the newsletter here.

Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) seeks an Energy Advisor for EnergySmart CNY. The Energy Advisor role involves collaborating on outreach development, executing activities, assisting community members with accessing programs and pursuing energy-saving measures. The position allows for remote work, but regular attendance at meetings and local events is required in Central New York. Compensation ranges from $40,000 to $50,000 per year, with benefits including health and dental insurance, paid leave, and vacation time. Bilingual fluency in English with Spanish or other

language strongly preferred. (listed 2023 01 14) The posting is available here.

Climate Nexus - Campaign Associate – Methane Accountability, Campaigns & Strategies - Climate Nexus “is expanding our Methane Team. Our new campaign associate will help hold the oil and gas industry accountable for reducing methane pollution, and pressure governmental entities to stand up to the industry and craft policies that prioritize communities and the planet over corporate profits. Simply put, we want to humanize the fight against methane polluters. This is a remote position and we have team members across the country.  Listing 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 


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


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dutchess County Energy Advisor - The CCE Dutchess Environment & Energy Program currently has an open job posting for five (5) Energy Advisor positions to join our team. These positions will continue and expand on the work that we have been doing to assist residents, small businesses, and non-profits in the Mid-Hudson region to access energy efficiency and clean energy programs. We are looking for locally based candidates with a passion for educating and empowering individuals within their community to make informed energy decisions. Fluency in Spanish, and/or other locally relevant languages, is a plus and will be needed for at least 2 of the candidates hired (if not more). We encourage applications from candidates who have related skill sets but may lack direct experience with delivering programing around energy topics. On the job training will be provided, therefore a candidate with a related skill set and a strong desire to learn more about these topics could excel in a position such as these. (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


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


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]


Citizens for Local Power Executive Director - CLP’s mission is to help communities in the Mid-Hudson Region transition to a locally-based, clean energy economy. Combining research, education, advocacy, and project coordination, CLP supports community and municipal engagement in energy decision-making, transforming energy policy and practice to strengthen local economies, mitigate climate change and increase resilience…persons with strong community organizing experience are welcome to apply; training in energy policy areas can be provided. (listed 2021 12 27) See more here 


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. (listed 2021 12 20)


AVANGRID, Inc. Engineer, Non-Wires Alternatives – AVANGRID, Inc. is seeking a full-time Engineer to support Non-Wires Alternatives (“NWA”) efforts in NYSEG and RG&E territory in New York. The Engineer will be responsible for providing engineering expertise to support the development and analysis of Distributed Energy Resources (“DER”) which are part of the innovative and growing NWA program in New York. This position is based out of any AVANGRID location including offices in NY, ME, and CT. Interested candidates should apply directly on the AVANGRID Career site here.


Campaign Director - Building Electrification – “Supervises: 2-6 core campaign staff, Salary: $120,000 non-negotiable. Scope: The Campaign Director for Building Electrification leads the Sierra Club’s national campaign work to end fossil fuel use in our homes and buildings, and implements just and equitable solutions in the buildings sector. The Campaign Director works alongside a team of Directors as part of Sierra Club’s Energy Campaigns to address climate disruption, transform the energy economy and protect communities from pollution.” See the job posting here.


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.


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. Contact info@aztechgeo.com for 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.