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Green Drinks: Moving Heat – Geothermal and Thermal Energy Network Solutions

December 7, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Geothermal energy often evokes hot rocks and geysers, but also refers to one of the cleanest ways to cut emissions from buildings, provide resilient infrastructure, and even shave electric peaks. Beginning with the basics and benefits of shallow geothermal heating and cooling, this presentation describes the opportunity to use the heat we already have—e.g. from large buildings, refrigeration, and wastewater—to decarbonize buildings.

We’ll uncover geothermal installations across Vermont that, as underground systems, are largely invisible, and examples of Thermal Energy Networks both installed and underway across the country. We’ll discuss what we can do in our colder climate and more rural state to capture and share local heat as well as the kinds of policy, ownership models, financing, and workforce needed to implement this solution in Vermont.

Debbie New is a teacher and anthropologist by training. She has coordinated coalitions and working groups dedicated to clean heat. She launched the Vermont Community Geothermal Alliance in 2022 to support geothermal energy and put Thermal Energy Network solutions on the table in Vermont. She focuses on facilitating action-oriented initiatives, creating educational materials, and translating technical information for decision-makers, advocates, and the public.

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