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HEET runs Utility-Scale Geothermal Charrette in MIT’s January Session

There was a lot of ENERGY in the room during the four Utility-Scale Geothermal sessions in MIT’s January IAP (Independent Activities Period). Participants included people from MIT, Grey Edge, Eversource, National Grid, ERDA Energy, NEGPA, NYGEO, University of New Hampshire, many state regulatory agencies, and the Cities of Boston and Cambridge. Together they took on…

WBUR Highlights HEET Influence

WBUR reporter Bruce Gellerman explains how HEET promoted interconnecting wells to build GeoMicroDistricts that can replace gas infrastructure. How A Climate Change Nonprofit Got Eversource Thinking About A Geothermal Future tells the story of HEET’s work to build a relationship with the utilities, with the successful result of three geothermal pilots in the works.

Legislation for a Gas-Free FUTURE

After the Merrimack Valley gas disaster, HEET spearheaded ideas for omnibus gas legislation, then worked with Gas Leaks Allies and 51 cosponsors to rethink how gas companies deliver heat to customers in Massachusetts. Our state’s requirement to reduce emissions 80% by 2050 means that our gas companies, with all of their workers, have no long-term…

LVL DEF AND NO DPU REG

What does that mean?! Translation: HEET has persuaded ALL the gas companies in Massachusetts to start identifying the largest gas leaks this summer so they can start to be fixed, cutting methane emissions significantly.   Even though our Department of Public Utilities has not yet enacted regulations on how to address these “environmentally significant” leaks,…

HEET Saves More Than Energy

In the boiler room at a local preschool during a recent energy assessment, HEET Building Assessor Jason Taylor didn’t like the look of something about the building’s steam heat. When a steam system runs out of water, the boiler can blow up. This boiler’s low water cut-offs were both filled with sludge, so they couldn’t shut…

The Climate Ride, A Poem

In September, I biked with four co-workers—Raffi Wineburg, Amy Kennedy, Holli Kenison, and Justin Bradley—through the Shenandoah National Park to raise money for HEET as part of this year’s Climate Ride. After all said and done, Team HEET, as we called ourselves, biked almost 250 miles in 3 days, collectively raised over $10,000 for both…

The Climate Ride

Dear HEET community, In just under a month, I’ll be biking almost 250 miles in 3 days through Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to raise money for HEET’s Squeaky Leaks campaign as part of my second Climate Ride. Along with four co-workers – Justin Bradley, Amy Kennedy, Holli Kenison, and Raffi Wineburg – we’ve formed an…