May 9 2020

ACTION ALERT! Texas Sierra Club: Oppose the Pipeline through Hill Country - Sign the Petition

Apr 9 2020 - 7:00am to May 9 2020 - 5:00pm

Sign the Sierra Club petition to the Texas Rail Road Commission opposing Permian Highway pipeline through the Hill Country.

Read more about effects of drilling in the Permian Basin.

Texas A&M AgriLife: Water University Classes - Online (April 30-May 28)

Apr 30 2020 - 5:00pm to May 28 2020 - 7:00pm
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North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Ground Source (Geothermal) Heat Pumps - Virtual Meeting

May 9 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This event will be held virtually via ZOOM. A link will be sent to NTREG members via email. Message NTREG via Facebook messenger for access.

Topic: Ground Source (Geothermal) Heat Pumps
Presenter: Paul Westbrook

About Our Presentation:
Our May 9th presentation will look at how a heat pump works, show the differences between an air-source and ground-source heat pump, and explore the components of a heat pump. Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) are sometimes called Geothermal Heat Pumps. A GSHP is a heat pump that uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth as a heat source or heat sink. They are significantly more energy efficient than the typical air-source heat pump.

Presenter Paul Westbrook will share his 24 years of GSHP operational data. The presentation will also highlight GSHP use at schools, including some in North Texas, that have reaped large cost savings for their districts.

Presenter: Paul Westbrook
Paul Westbrook is president of RE:source. His home (Westbrook House - has used a ground source heat pump since 1996. Paul is the retired Sustainable Development Manager for Texas Instruments and served as a Senior Fellow for the US State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas.