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The New York City Council is committed to geothermal energy, passing a bill late last year that will require the city to identify and implement geothermal heat pumps in city-owned new construction and retrofit projects. This unprecedented bill is the first time a U.S. city has mandated geothermal energy technologies for new projects.
Meanwhile, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has created a renewable heating and cooling group to develop markets for renewable heating and cooling technologies across the state. The technologies include air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, solar thermal, and biomass. New business and financing models are emerging to support this latent but fast-growing market in the region.
We are convening a panel of experts to discuss the current state of the renewable thermal landscape and look to the future of the emerging technology in New York state. The discussion will focus on how policy and local legislation influences technology implementation, how these projects can get financed through standardization and measurement and verification, new technology in the industry, and what the international markets are doing.
• John Joshi, director of financing, NYSERDA
• John Lee, deputy director for green buildings and energy efficiency, NYC Office of Sustainability
• John Rhyner, vice president of geothermal services, PW Grosser
• Tim Kreukniet, program manager, Dutch ATES
This article was originally featured on greentechmedia.com.