July 31, 2014

Renewable Heat NY Funds 18 Woody Biomass Projects

Gov. Cuomo has announced 18 projects that will receive funding to help install high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment
By Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine February 18, 2014

Promptly implementing New York’s recently introduced Renewable Heat NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced 18 projects that will receive program funding to help install … Continue reading

Defend Rooftop Solar in PA

Tell the Public Utility Commission you oppose new rules that will limit the benefits of solar energy in Pennsylvania

Rooftop SolarThe Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently proposed rules that would make it harder for Pennsylvanians to put solar on their rooftops.

The new rules are a first step to letting Continue reading

Alliance for Green Heat submits comments on EPA heating rules

The Alliance for Green Heat recently submitted comments on the EPA’s Proposed Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters.

You can read their comments here, and also sign up on this page for their email newsletter, … Continue reading

MA Has Double the Jobs in Clean Energy That PA Has in Natural Gas

A majority of companies say taxes and cost of living are not a barrier to doing business in the state
By Stephen Lacey, greentechmedia, September 19, 2013

Five years after signing one of the nation’s most progressive pieces of energy legislation into law, Massachusetts continues to see strong growth in … Continue reading

A Talk On Renewable Energy in NYC

This wonderful video is about the initiatives for renewable energy that the NYC Council has developed and more

NYC Solar Roofs
On November 1, 2013, Samara Swanston, Legislative Counsel to The Environmental Protection Committee of the New York City Council, gave a talk about the initiatives for renewable energy that the NYC … Continue reading

Soda-Can Furnaces Powered by Solar Energy Heat Denver Neighborhood

With empty soda cans as one of the main parts of the design, the furnaces cost around $30 to make
By Anthony Cotton, The Denver Post, January 9, 2014

Window SolarAaron Brown has built water heaters for schools in Costa Rica and done charity work all around the world. But the … Continue reading

Major Solar Energy Plan for MN Wins Support Over Gas

Experts say decision marks turning point and believe 2014 will be ‘exciting year’ for solar power
by Amel Ahmed, Al Jazerra America, January 2, 2014

Read More: Massive Minnesota Solar Project Gets Major Legal Boost

SolarIn an unprecedented decision, a Minnesota judge this week held that utility supplier Xcel Energy … Continue reading

Renewables Becoming The Norm In Germany

Part of a series about the transition of Germany’s energy grid to one dominated by renewable energy
By Clean Technica

“They told us we were crazy.”

It is a phrase you often hear from Dr Dieter Salomon – the Australian-born mayor of the German city of Freiburg – a city … Continue reading

American Clean Energy Agenda

Damascus Citizens is a member of The Committee for an American Clean Energy Agenda

Beyond Business As Usual

Realizing an American Renewable Energy Future by 2030


Initiated by the Civil Society Institute and the Environmental Working Group, and endorsed by 120 organizations around the country representing over 2 million Americans, … Continue reading

Thousands Rally in Albany Against Fracking and For Renewables

More than 3,000 concerned citizens descend on Albany June 17 and tell Cuomo to Get on Board with Renewables and Ban Fracking
By Jon Campbell, Democrat and Chronicle.com, June 17, 2013


A few thousand opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Monday … Continue reading