By Dan Veaner for the Lansing Star
As it looks more and more that the moratorium on new natural gas will be permanent in the Town and Village of Lansing, government officials and residents have been asking what New York State will do to to provide 'energy equity' for the Lansings. The question was partially answered Monday when HeatSmart representatives explained to the Town Planning Board the benefits of heat pump technology and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) incentives for installing it. Incentives that are specifically targeted at the Lansings because of the moratorium.
"NYSERDA came up with this clean action plan in response to these gas moratoria, saying we're going to help these communities to transition off of fossil fuels onto more sustainable types of home heating," said Lansing HeatSmart coordinator Lisa Marshall. "The way they're going to do that is to lower energy costs for consumers, promote economic development, and deliver more resources."
HeatSmart Tompkins is excited to celebrate the launch of its Lansing program!
Please join us for a fun and informative afternoon.
When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019 | 3:00-6:00 pm
Where: Myers Park in Pavilion E, 1 Lansing Park Rd., Lansing, NY 14882
What: Spend an afternoon by the lake getting to know the HeatSmart coordinators and trusted installers, and enjoy the opportunity to familiarize yourself with special NYSERDA incentives currently offered to Lansing residents that make air and ground source heating so attractive and attainable. Bring your friends and your neighbors to explore the possibilities of comfortable, cost-effective, and climate-friendly home heating and cooling. There will be tasty snacks, refreshments, and door prizes.
How Much? The Launch Party is FREE and you can enroll for a FREE home assessment too.
Let HeatSmart be your guide!
HeatSmart Tompkins, a non-profit community organization that advocates for greener and cheaper home heating and cooling systems, offers community education, home tours, access to vetted installers. and home assessments to help homeowners navigate these technologies.
July 100% Renewable Electricity ESCO and Subscription Community Solar Updates from HeatSmart Tompkins volunteer Gerri Wiley:
1) You’ll see that Clean Choice Energy remains on July’s chart, even though it is still on my ‘probation list’. Why consider this company? Because TODAY, they still offer a 12 month fixed low price of 5.1 cents per kWh. Granted, we don’t know how long that price will hold. Also, note that their online price is 8.0 cents per kWh, so you’d want to nab the 5.1 cent price by calling them.
2) Very exciting news on the Energy Coop of America (ECA) front. Along with offering a variable, but reasonable residential rate, they can offer non-profit organizations a FIXED low rate for the same 100% renewable electricity product. So, listen carefully: If you are a board member of a library, municipality, museum, or church or simply wish to offer their board the opportunity for a fixed low rate on renewable electricity, please let me know!
3) We have a new Subscription Community Solar company offering 10% reduction from NYSEG’s supply and delivery price: Common Energy. Their current solar project is in Catlin, Chemung County and they welcome sign-ups.