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Position Announcement: Renewable Energy Project Coordinator

Posted by Earth Stove on July 1, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , ,
The Alliance for Green Heat (AGH), a wood and pellet heating educational non-profit, based in Maryland is seeking a full-time project coordinator. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter with excellent communication skills and a passion for renewable energy. See more information about the project.
The position is based in Takoma Park, MD. The salary is $ 30,000 and benefits include vacation and holidays, as well as retirement and health insurance after one year of work.  The Alliance for Green Heat was founded in 2009 to address renewable energy access and justice for American households.
Essential job functions include but are not limited to:
   Coordinating a technology competition event in April 2016
   Research on pellet stove testing and technology
   Assisting with stove testing support
   Assisting with website maintenance, e-newsletters, and social media
   Coordinating meetings, and providing general office support as needed
Required skills and experience:
   1 – 3 years of work experience
   College degree
   Proficiency with Google Apps, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. General computer literacy
   Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
   Ability to multitask, prioritize activities, and work independently
   Some travel required
Desired skills and experience:
   Experience with renewable energy or energy efficiency technology or programs
   Engineering experience or coursework
   College or masters degree in a relevant field
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to John Ackerly, Jackerly@forgreenheat.org. Application deadline: Aug. 8, 2015

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Testimony in Help of Thermal Vitality in Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Common

Posted by Earth Stove on February 21, 2014 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

HB 931 – Renewable Strength Portfolio Standard – Thermal Power
Day: February twenty, 2014
Committee: Financial Matters
Assistance

John Ackerly, President
Alliance for Eco-friendly Heat
6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 407
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
301-841-7755

Email: jackerly@forgreenheat.org

Place:

The Alliance for Green Heat urges the Financial Issues Committee to situation a favorable report on HB 931 both in its current kind or with amendments that leaves current biomass services in Tier one of the RPS.

Responses:

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Delegate Dana Stein, sponsor of
HB 931

Initial of all, we would like to thank the Maryland Thermal Strength Job Drive and assistance their recommendations. While it was disappointing that the bill to consist of thermal woody biomass in the RPS previous 12 months did not pass, the generation of this Task Power was an exceptional thought so that there could be far more regularity to thermal power pathways in the RPS.

Any RPS that focuses on only one renewable energy pathway – electrical energy – results in unfair and primarily unintended implications for other power pathways, notably heat vitality. If an RPS excludes warmth strength, we get rid of leverage above a enormous piece of the power pie. Including thermal power provides us numerous far more techniques to lessen fossil fuels and carry much more renewable systems to the desk so that we can obtain even a lot more aggressive renewable power targets.

The Alliance for Eco-friendly Warmth focuses on residential wooden and pellet heating which is by far the biggest contributor of residential renewable strength in Maryland and the United States.&nbsp

There are twelve million installations of wood and pellet heating appliances in the United States, when compared to significantly less than 50 percent a million photo voltaic panel installations. Biomass warmth can tap into this massive household renewable power market place because it is much far more inexpensive than solar or geothermal. The difficulty is that most residences in Maryland and the US that use wood warmth have old stoves that are too polluting. We have focused our incentives on photo voltaic and geothermal, which favor wealthy family members and remaining out rural center and lower-revenue people who warmth with wooden and pellets. Including household thermal biomass in the RPS will extend the advantages of the RPS to average Maryland people and not just focus those benefits on the wealthy family members that set up photo voltaic and geothermal and who are typically concentrated in Montgomery and Howard counties.

We think all Maryland homes ought to have the option to participate in our renewable vitality long term and that indicates including systems like new, large performance EPA certified wooden and pellet stoves in the RPS. We commend the Maryland Power Administration for starting up a grant software for wood and pellet stoves, like they have for photo voltaic, but this rebate is basically not enough for numerous people to get over the original purchase price of a method that can properly warmth their whole property. Residential thermal RECS will enable reduced and center-earnings Maryland family members to benefit from this financial framework just like rich Maryland households.

For these factors, we strongly favor reforming the RPS to be a lot more expense efficient and far more technologies neutral in reaching the renewable vitality ambitions that are essential to Maryland’s financial and environmental overall health and properly-currently being.&nbsp

HB931 creates an incentive to far more efficiently utilize our finite biomass methods, putting much less stress on the sustainability of our forests to satisfy growing energy requires. HB931 will enhance jobs, prosperity, and economic advantages related with utilizing biomass for energy in Maryland.

We support the sixty five% effectiveness bare minimum. If anything, with regard to household wooden and pellet heating, 65% is as well minimal. Most household wood and pellet heaters accomplish 70% performance and the ideal kinds are more than 80%, measured&nbspin higher heat value (HHV) using the EPA endorsed CSA B415.one calculation. Presented the varied stakeholders impacted by this laws, we believe 65% efficiency&nbspis truthful and achievable.

We also strongly assistance excluding wood squander that contains handled or painted wooden since most non-utility scale crops do not have the emission control techniques that could take care of wooden squander with out generating air good quality troubles.

Thank you.

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Media Advisory: Wooden Stove Decathlon to Encourage New Wave of Renewable Energy Generation

Posted by Earth Stove on October 17, 2013 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , ,

MEDIA ADVISORY for November fifteen-19, 2013 Get in touch with:&nbsp Patricia Brooks, patricia.brooks@matchmapmedia.com, (202) 351-1757 The Heat is On: Wood Stove Decathlon Held on Countrywide Shopping mall to Encourage a New Wave of Renewable Energy Innovation Modern day wooden stove systems provide a lower-emission, higher performance, and affordable remedy to assembly America’s house heating calls […]

Renewable Still left Out of Heating Gasoline Value Reports

Posted by Earth Stove on June 28, 2013 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

For many several years, the federal and condition governments have issued month to month reports on the costs of fuels which includes winter heating fuels so that shoppers, organizations, and the media have accurate info. Typically, this has meant prices of fossil fuels – oil, all-natural fuel, propane, and so forth. Recently four states began […]

Senators Propose Introducing Wooden and Pellet Heat to Renewable Strength Incentives

Posted by Earth Stove on June 19, 2013 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

For a long time, home owners have appreciated a 30% tax credit rating on the expense of putting in photo voltaic panels on their house or adding geothermal warmth.&nbsp In Europe, practically each and every region also includes automatic, large efficiency pellet stoves and boilers. Why hasn’t it transpired right here? Senators Angus King (I-ME), […]

In Praise of Distributed Renewable Power (and why wood and pellet heat helps make so considerably perception)

Posted by Earth Stove on May 12, 2013 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , ,

Dispersed energy era refers to on-site, locally produced power as opposed to the distant and centralized generation of power that has dominated our nation.&nbsp Sheila and Bill Powers, renewable strength specialists and activists argue why residential solar and biomass need to be the centerpiece of U.S. strength policy, not centralized services owned by firms this […]