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Grundfos Lifelink Signs with Red Cross

Grundfos LIFELINK, which delivers sustainable water systems to rural communities in developing countries, has achieved its breakthrough. A recently signed contract with Red Cross in Kenya (Kenya Red Cross Society, KRCS) enables Grundfos LIFELINK in Kenya, together with KRCS, to deliver safe drinking water to 150,000 people over the next five years. (more) Read More

11 Sick In Portsmouth, N.H. Hotel CO Scare

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) ―A faulty vent in a hotel's basement boiler room leaked enough toxic gas on Monday to sicken 11 people, including nine guests hanging out near the pool, leading to an evacuation. (more) Read More

New Study Shows Space Heaters Responsible for 80% of Home Heating Deaths

While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire death, according to a report by the National Fire Protection Association. (more) Read More

Bursting Pipes Lead to a Legal Battle

State and local governments across the country may have to replace their water systems because of defective pipes, according to a whistle-blower lawsuit unsealed this week. (more) Read More

Heating guys go up the hill

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US Senate considers legislation for 10m solar roofs

A US Senator has introduced legislation to incent more than 10 million solar electric and solar thermal systems over the next decade. (more) Read More

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
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