The proposed 2018 and 2019 biennial budget for the National Oilheat Research Alliance has been under development for several months.
The NORA Finance Committee, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors have reviewed the budget and it is now being released for public comment. At the conclusion of the public comment period, the budget will be forwarded to the Department of Energy.
Anyone interested in commenting should forward comments by Sept. 1 to JHuber@NORAweb.org.
The proposed budget reflects changes in the NORA statute and emphasizes research and development, and adds an energy efficiency component. Additionally, the proposed budget continues to emphasize close working relationships with state associations.
NORA was authorized by Congress in 2000 to provide funding that would allow the Oilheating industry to provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot water to the American consumer. NORA’s mission comprises consumer and professional education, improving energy efficiency and safety, and research.