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Cold keeps Minn. wind turbines from spinning

Wind turbines placed in cities across Minnesota to generate power aren't working because of the cold temperatures. The Minnesota Municipal Power Association bought 11 turbines for $300,000 each from a company in Palm Springs, Calif. Special hydraulic fluid designed for colder temperatures was used in the turbines, but it's not working, so neither are the turbines. There is a plan to heat the fluid, but officials must find a contractor to do the work. (video) Read More

New York City will ban residual heating oil, Gennaro says

New York City will ban the use of residual heating oil in a bid to cut air-pollution related diseases, Council Member James Gennaro said. Phasing out residuals “has to happen,” Gennaro, chairman of the Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection, said today in an interview.  “It’s just a matter of when and how.” (more) Read More

Truck driver ruins LI home with heating oil

BETHPAGE (WABC) -- A frustrating mistake for a couple on Long Island left their home a mess. Now, they have some major cleaning up to do after a tanker truck mistakenly filled their home with oil. The problem was that they don't use oil. And the driver of the oil truck didn't wait around to own up to the mistake. It seemed like a routine delivery early Wednesday morning, when the truck pulled up and the driver connected his hose to a spicket outside the home in Bethpage. But that spicket hasn't been used in more than 10 years, as the house is on natural gas. (more) Read More

Heating Oil Mishap Forces LI Family into Motel

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (1010 WINS)  -- A family from Long Island was forced out of their home and into a motel after an oil company mistakenly delivered 75 gallons of heating oil to their Freeport home. The O’Connor Bros. Fuel Oil Co. sent the heating oil to the Leach family, who say they actually converted to natural gas about a year ago. (more) Read More

Honeywell set to benefit from more Fed stimulus money

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Companies that provide energy-efficiency products and services are getting an injection of federal stimulus money to cut the national energy bill, with further growth predicted for the program over the next several years. On a Friday post-earnings call with analysts, Honeywell International Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!hon/quotes/nls/hon (HON 39.16, -0.06, -0.14%) credited the government's green movement for driving results in its building-solutions business, part of its automation and controls-systems unit, or ACS. (more) Read More

New study on dirty fuel raises health concerns

New York University Law School's Institute of Policy Integrity released a study last Saturday regarding the substantial environmental, health and economic benefits of converting "dirty" boiler fuel to cleaner-burning fuels in New York City.The study, "Residual Risks: The Unseen Costs of Using Dirty Oil in New York City Boilers," was conducted by NYU Department of Environmental Medicine graduate assistant Kevin Cromar and NYU Law School research scholar Jason A. Schwartz. This dirty fuel, called residual oil because it is a leftover product of petroleum created during the distillation process, contains high levels of toxins that become airborne when burned and can cause serious health problems in people. (more) Read More

Dan Holohan to do his Dead Men's Steam Night School in the Bronx to benefit Oil Heat Cares

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Grundfos Pumps Secures Clean Water for Thousands of People in Haiti

Grundfos SQFlex pumping systems provide clean water for so far 20,000 to 30,000 needy in Haiti. During the first week after the disastrous earthquake the first systems were installed and since then more systems have been added. In this way 9 pumps today provide water for the inhabitants of the capital of Port-au-Prince and more pumps are arriving. Among others, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation is donating another 20 pumping systems. (more) Read More

50 thousand Polish residents with no hot water or heating from a burst water main in Poland.

Warsaw, Poland 2 February, 2010 - A burst water main has left 50 thousand residents of Katowice, Poland, without heating or hot and water. The leak that cut off heat from 16 thousand homes was identified Sunday night in a pipe of nearly a meter in diameter. “We got the first warnings of a breakdown at 11pm and we went in fully mobilized,” Jacek Urban of the heating industry enterprise in Katowice said. (more) Read More

Chilled by Choice

SERIOUS cold, Justen Ladda said, is when the sponge in the kitchen sink feels like wood or the toothpaste freezes or the refrigerator turns itself off, as it did one particularly frigid day last winter. Not that Mr. Ladda, a 56-year-old sculptor who has lived heat-free in his Lower East Side loft for three decades, is bothered by such extremes. “Winter comes and goes,” he’ll tell you blithely, adjusting his black wool scarf and watch cap. (Along with fingerless gloves, long underwear and felt slippers, they are part of Mr. Ladda’s at-home uniform when the mercury dips.) (more) Read More
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