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Adding Up The Benefits Of Geothermal

ORNL researchers have developed a free online tool for homeowners, equipment manufacturers, and installers to calculate the savings and energy efficiency of ground source heat pump systems compared to traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. A tool developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers gives building owners and equipment … [continued]

Heat Pumps — Clean Energy 101

Why heat pumps are a cost-effective and climate-friendly solution for extreme heat waves and frigid winters. Summer in the northern hemisphere is just a few weeks old, but temperature records have already toppled as heat waves baked regions from Scandinavia to Japan to the United States. The heat came early in India and … [continued]

Heat Pumps & Efficiency — Other Key Solutions To Texas’ Electricity Woes

By Alejandra Mejia Cunningham & Pierre Delforge  As Texans continue to grapple with the devastation from recent winter storms, it is becoming increasingly clear that the failure of the state’s electric system was caused as much by an exceptional surge in demand for power as it was by a failure of power plants that weren’t equipped to handle the severe weather. The … [continued]