Rally for renewable heat in Albany

December 6, 2017

December 6, 12 PM, NY Capitol Building

Press Release

December 6, 2017—Albany, NY— As lake effect snow hit parts of Upstate NY on Wednesday, supporters of renewable heat gathered in New York’s Capitol Building to demonstrate their support for renewable heating. Homeowners, energy activists, and installers called on Governor Cuomo and New York State to aggressively ramp up support for renewable heating technologies, such as ground-source (geothermal) and air-source heat pumps, in order to reduce New York’s dependence on fossil fuels and meet New York’s greenhouse gas reduction goals…

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Photos for media use

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy - Photo by Kevin Rabis
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy – Photo by Kevin Rabis
Aaron Mair - former Sierra Club President - photo by Kevin Rabis
Aaron Mair – former Sierra Club President – photo by Kevin Rabis
Supporters of Renewable Heat rally in the NYS Capitol - Photo by Kevin Rabis
Supporters of Renewable Heat rally in the NYS Capitol – Photo by Kevin Rabis
Renewable Heat Rally in Albany – Photo by Lindsay Speer
Renewable Heat Rally in Albany 12/6/17 - Photo by Erik MacGregor
Renewable Heat Rally in Albany 12/6/17 – Photo by Erik McGregor
Albany County Legislator Simpson D. Merton - Photo by Erik MacGregor
Albany County LegislatorMerton D. Simpson – Photo by Erik McGregor


Livestream on Facebook page

Three ~30 sec quotes and B-roll package (higher resolution available by inquiry to Lindsay Speer- see press release for info):



The following events are free and open to the public.  Feel free to download and print the flyers!

Meeting our Climate Goals: Renewable Heating and Cooling

Catch a workshop this fall as we tour New York State with Jay Egg, nationally recognized renewable energy, geothermal, and HVAC expert. Find out how electric heat pumps can efficiently heat and cool our homes and eliminate burning fossil fuels. Hear from organizers about the movement sweeping the state to demand renewable heat!


Flyer for Rochester eventNovember 13, 2017 – 6:30 PM

The Factory

33 Russell Street, Rochester, NY 14607

“The building has been retrofitted with geothermal energy that’s clean and sustainable, providing energy for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Brick walls have been opened for large energy efficient windows to let light in throughout the building.” – Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 

Facebook Event



November 14, 2017 – 5:30 pm registration, 6 pm start

University of Buffalo – South Campus
403 Hayes Hall, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
(Department of Architecture and Planning)

UB’s Department of Architecture and Planning has a solar geothermal model house they entered into the Solar Decathalon!

View the Facebook event for more details




November 15, 2017 — 6:30pm

Doors open at 6:15

Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
5110 Jamesville Rd
Syracuse, NY

View the Facebook event for more details






Continuing education seminars

NY-GEO, in concert with NYSERDA and supported by Central Hudson Gas&Electric, National Grid, PSEG Long Island and the Farmingdale College Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center, has developed a 6 workshops to provide CE credits for architects, engineers and building owners. These seminars are for you if you would like to get more in-depth knowledge of geothermal heat pumps in preparation for the coming transition to renewable heating and cooling. They will offer attendees 5 hours of PDH, AIA, BPI and LEED (self reporting) credits. The course will run from 9 AM to 3 PM and will be available in Poughkeepsie 9/13, Albany 9/14, and then New York City, Buffalo, Farmingdale, and Syracuse. Instructor is renowned Geothermal author Jay Egg. Please click here to see dates and details.


Past Events

Renewable Heating & Cooling workshops with Jay egg


September 12, 2017 — 7pm
Free Public Workshop
Reformed Church of New Paltz
92 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561


September 13, 2017 — 7pm
Free Public Workshop
Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Ave
Guilderland, NY


October 16, 2017 — 6-9 pm
Free Public Workshop, including tour of the church’s geothermal system and a potluck dinner!
Talk starts at 7 pm

Huguenot Memorial Church
901 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803


October 17, 2017 — 7 PM
Free Public Workshop
Croton Free Library, the Ottinger room
171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-On-Hudson, NY


October 18, 2017 — 6pm
Free Public Workshop
Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood
1725 Brentwood Road
Brentwood, NY 11717



Renewable Heat Now is showed up at trade shows, home and garden shows, and other events around New York in spring 2017.

April 2017

NY-GEO conference

Renewable Heat Now at NY-GEO conference


In February 2017 we toured the state with Dr. Arjun Makhijani, author of the report, “Making Residential Heating and Cooling Climate-Friendly in New York State.” Attend a workshop to hear more about how we can move New York off of fossil fuels and still stay warm. Dr. Makhijani discussed the findings of his study and people learned more about the Renewable Heat Now Campaign.

Missed us? Watch the presentation here!

Here is where we were:

Climate Friendly Residential Heating and Cooling
Monday, February 13, 6:00-7:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood at Ferry, Buffalo, NY
2nd Floor Alliance Room
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/731914193626187/

We have the Solutions! Renewable-ready space heating!
Wednesday, February 15, 6:00-8:30pm
Beanrunner Cafe
201 South Division St.
Peekskill, NY
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/605425256321206/

New York City
How do We Keep Ourselves from Freezing and Keep the Planet from Burning?
Thursday, February 16, 6:00-8:30pm
Patagonia Soho, 72 Greene St, New York, NY
2nd Floor Environmental Loft (wheelchair accessible with elevator to the right of the front door)
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/262687127501313/

Climate Friendly Residential Heating & Cooling
Green Bag Lunch
Friday, February 17, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY
FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/139641253212323/