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On Federal Tax Credits and a State Energy Plan

First, we take note of late-breaking news: Congress adjourned before the holidays without renewing a number of expiring tax breaks, including a $1 per gallon biodiesel blenders’ tax credit set to expire on Dec. 31. The New England Fuel Institute, noting this development in a “Legislative Update” said it will ...

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Charles-Bursey

Quantity or Quality

By Charles Bursey During my years of being in the trade I have chatted with many contractors about their business plans, which often included, as you might expect, their financial goals. When I asked how they planned on meeting their goals for a given year, generally they would give an ...

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Charles-Bursey

Looking into the Future

Recently I had an opportunity to attend a workshop sponsored by the National Oil Heat Research Alliance. I was no less than impressed with the information that was given by the presenters from England, Germany and the U.S. There were professional men and woman in attendance from several segments of ...

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Steve2

The Biofuels Solution

After the National Oilheat Research Alliance held a Technical Workshop in Newport, R.I., that featured speakers from the U.S. and overseas fuel oil industries, John Huber, NORA’s president, said, “We’re very happy with how it went. People were really enthusiastic, and we had pretty good representation across the spectrum of ...

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