Author Archives: Carrie Klein

Massachusetts state house allocates $5M of ARPA funds to networked geothermal research 

At the start of 2022, HEET received the exciting news that $5 million of Massachusetts’ American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding has been allocated to researching networked geothermal energy. With six networked geothermal demonstration installations moving forward in-state, rigorous independent data collection and analysis of the results is essential.   We are so grateful to Senator…

We’re on the radio!

Thanks to Harvard Radio, WHRB 95.3 FM, for producing this PSA with HEET! Learn about HEET’s networked geothermal model, a non-emitting system of networked ground source heat pumps that heats and cools homes without natural gas, and the six GeoMicroDistrict demonstration installations moving forward in Massachusetts: Construction on one install by Eversource Gas is set…

Charrette Update: Growing the thermal network

HEET’s charrettes bring together utility representatives, environmental advocates, legislators, geothermal experts and other stakeholders to share knowledge on the best path forward for networked geothermal (a system of networked ground source heat pumps). This fall, stakeholders gathered over Zoom to discuss what legal and regulatory changes will be necessary to allow the utility-scale geothermal network…

EJAir Partners with All In Energy to Support Weatherization in Boston Communities

Our newest program, EJAir (Environmental Justice Air), is partnering with the non-profit All In Energy to help improve the connection between environmental justice communities and Mass Save’s weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades.  Energy efficiency upgrades can reduce carbon emissions, save households money and improve air quality.  Through this new partnership, EJAir will provide outreach to…

A Deep Dive Into New Methane Emissions Research

Methane emissions in Massachusetts are six times higher than the state’s estimates, according to research published this November by Harvard University and Boston University scientists (Sargent, M.R., Floerchinger, C., McKain, K., Budney, J., Gottlieb, E.W., Hutyra, L.R., Rudek, J., and Wofsy, S.C.). Their research also finds that methane emissions have not decreased significantly between 2015…