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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

World’s First DC-Powered, Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner Unveiled by Solar Panels Plus

CHESAPEAKE, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Solar Panels Plus (SPP), designer and manufacturer of solar water heaters, solar air conditioning/heating systems and photovoltaic solar panels, has released the SplitCool DC18, the world’s first and only DC-powered, high SEER air conditioning system. The SplitCool DC18 is ideal for any commercial or residential location where cooling or heating is required and grid power is unavailable, unreliable or requires generators (with potentially complex or costly refueling logistics). (more) Read More

Oil spill fouls gamelands

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA - A 550-gallon oil spill on a Clay Township property that fouled nearby tributaries in state gamelands Tuesday was likely caused by a faulty fuel line or a rusted tank, fire officials said.Two 275-gallon underground tanks at 1795 Kleinfeltersville Road, near Millstone Road, were filled Monday with heating oil, Durlach Mount Airy Fire Chief Don Moyer said.There was no indication of a problem until Tuesday, when hikers in separate parts of the nearby Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area reported a strong odor of oil to park officials, Moyer said. Pennsylvania Game Commission officials investigating the report were able to trace the problem to the Kleinfeltersville Road property, and fire crews were dispatched just before noon Tuesday, he said. (more) Read More

Edison law office explosion rocks neighborhood, destroys building

EDISON, New Jersey -- An Edison building that houses a law office exploded overnight due to a gas leak, rattling neighbors from their sleep and causing dozens to be evacuated near Route 27.  PSE&G workers were about 200 feet from the building, repairing the broken gas line, when the blast erupted at about 4:30 a.m., but no one was injured. (more) Read More

Olympic Village district heating system should be replicated across Canada, mayor says

As Mayor Gregor Robertson unveiled the False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility today (January 14), he declared its model should be replicated elsewhere. All levels of government contributed to what is being called Vancouver’s first renewable district heating system, which is recovering heat from untreated wastewater to power the Olympic Village.  (more) Read More
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