Renewable Thermal In Massachusetts Webinar

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources hosted a webinar on August 15, 2012, to discuss the renewable thermal market analysis that has been completed by Meister Consultants to date, and the ongoing development of renewable thermal pilot programs for Massachusetts residents, businesses and municipalities.


  • Introduction & Policy:
    Dwayne Breger, DOER
  • Massachusetts Market Analysis:
    Neil Veilleux, Meister Consultants
  • Pilot Program:
    Christie Howe, MassCEC
  • Q&A

In the Renewable Heating and Cooling Study, Meister Consultants examined the technical status, cost effectiveness, market barriers, and greenhouse gas benefits associated with solar water and space heating, high efficiency air- and ground-source heat pumps, clean and high efficiency wood pellet and chip boilers, and biodiesel blended with fuel oil. The researchers also provide overviews of programs and policies in Europe and other US states, aimed at making significant market transformations towards renewable thermal economies.

The study provides an important foundation on which Massachusetts businesses and other stakeholders can begin to evaluate market opportunities, and policymakers can begin to assess policy and programmatic needs and options to efficiently stimulate a meaningful renewable thermal market sector.

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