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Kentucky Initiates Net Metering Pilot Programs

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Net metering will be tested through pilot programs run by Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU). The three-year pilots will allow 25 customers of each utility to try net metering, with residential customers limited to 10-kW systems and nonresidential customers limited to 25-kW systems.
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Air Equipment Gets Another Silver Elbow

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Lindab Inc. recently recognized its top-performing distributors at its 2002 Distributors’ Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA, May 17-18. The sheet metal duct product manufacturer presented six firms with the annual Silver Elbow Award.
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Quiet On The Streets, And In The Kitchen

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“Is that thing on?” It’s a question a driver from John Gross & Co. had never heard before. But it was also his first run with a TS-300 refrigeration unit.
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New Ductless System Uses Fewer Connections

By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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Eight outdoor units or one? Sixteen refrigerant line penetrations or two? The choices looked like a no-brainer for a contractor installing ductless air conditioning in Overlook Hospital’s Sleep Clinic: the fewer, the better.
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New Representative Named For PowerFlame Burner

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Interstate HVAC Controls, located here in Brighton, announced that it is now the exclusive PowerFlame Burner representative for eastern Massachusetts. “This adds to our existing New Hampshire and Maine territories,” Interstate said.
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Pittsburgh Charitable Organizations Practice ‘Blitz Building’

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An army of volunteers recently went to work on the “blitz building” of two homes in just five days. It was the culmination of efforts by five local partners to provide attractive, affordable homes in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, and, in turn, enhance the community. The partners dubbed the project “Hammers, Hearts, and Hope on the Hill.”
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PSEG Power New York To Build 750-MW Power Plant

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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The New York State Board on Electric Generation and the Environment has granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Need for PSEG Power New York's (PSEGNY) Bethlehem Energy Center (BEC), a state-of-the-art, 750-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant.
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Pennsylvania Job-Training Grants Include Hvacr Training

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker has announced funding for 12 Critical Job Training Grants (CJTG) to provide training and education for high-demand jobs. Two of the grants include training for hvacr careers.
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NYSERDA Expands Energy Smart Communities Program

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced the launch of its Energy Smart Communities program in the state’s North Country.
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Pennsylvania Dedicates ‘Green’ Visitors’ Center At State Park

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has officially opened a new 5,000-sq-ft “green” park office and visitors’ center at Ricketts Glen State Park.
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