Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.
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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

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Energy

In this section of our website, CCE-Tompkins offers resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

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Local Energy Study

A new local building energy system study for townhouses and custom/luxury homes found that the energy cost of heat pumps is slightly lower than natural gas and significantly lower than propane. Full report as a pdf here.

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Community Solar Workshop

Join us at The Space@Greenstar on November 28 at 6pm for a FREE Community Solar workshop. Learn about your community solar options and sign up for a free assessment!.

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About Solar Energy

Solar energy is simply energy derived from the sun, that we can convert to electricity or thermal energy. Since sunlight is relatively infinite, solar energy is one of our most promising renewable resources.

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Heating with Wood

When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.

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Biomass Case Studies

We've profiled a variety of biomass project across New York State, here on our website.

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Weatherizing Techniques

Are your old wooden windows letting in drafts? Take time to assess the working conditions of your windows, and improve the overall comfort of your home.

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Last updated November 8, 2017