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News Story Tuesday, March 08, 2022

A net-zero future for gas utilities? Switching to underground thermal networks

Three pilot projects in Massachusetts will connect ground-source heat pumps to heat and cool entire neighbourhoods.
Nikki Bruno, Eversource’s director of clean technologies, said the utility has hopes to expand well beyond its $10.2 million, three-year pilot project in a lower-income neighbourhood in the city of Framingham, Massachusetts.
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https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/utilities/a-net-zero-future-for-gas-utilities-switching-to-underground-thermal-networks

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Taking steps to ban fossil fuel heating

This past June, the province announced $234 million to support 8,750 new gas connections (a cost of $26,285.71 per connection) in rural, northern and Indigenous communities. The funding will come from a surcharge of $1 per month to existing natural gas customers, which includes 3.6 million homes and 160,000 businesses.

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https://bit.ly/3shaU7C

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Magna plans to show their customers that they are making monthly progress toward reaching our sustainability targets.

At Steyr, they will use geothermal heating and cooling and electricity that is 100% renewable. In 2021, we started Project Cycle Champ, which promotes riding bicycles to work by providing charging stations for e-bikes, a self-repair station and parking slots for 900 bikes. We created a wildflower meadow at our test track and installed beehives for pollinators.
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https://www.magna.com/innovation/driven-people-driving-change/article/grounded-in-green-spaces

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News Story Monday, March 22, 2021

Recent Atmospheric Fund (TAF) emission inventory for the GTHA shows that emissions increased 5.2% in 2018.

Buildings are the biggest emitters - we're running out of time.

AMOPolicy, it's time to advocate for more municipal action to implement critical technologies like geothermal.

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70% of real estate pros say energy efficiency is important to home buyers

70% of real estate pros say energy efficiency is important to home buyers -A survey by the National Association of Realtors conducted in March 2020 found that 70% of residential agents and brokers and 74% of commercial agents and brokers reported that promoting energy efficiency in listings is either somewhat or very valuable. Check out the entire article here.
https://bit.ly/38yK1BQ

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