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Sail Energy Plots a Course for Growth

Sail Energy Holdings is charting a course based on the principles of customer service, supply chain management and organic growth, says founder Dennis O’Brien, president and chief executive officer of the company headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H. The deliverable fuels industry is one in which few value-added services have been developed, O’Brien tells Fuel Oil News contributing writer Maura Keller. Marketing ...

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​Vivint Solar Launches Retail Sales Channel

Vivint Solar, a residential solar provider, is launching a retail sales channel that will include kiosks at retail locations in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Utah. The kiosks will open by the end of June, the company said, and others will open at additional retail locations and states throughout the year, the company said. Based in Lehi, Utah, Vivint Solar designs, installs, monitors and services solar ...

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Empire State Energy Conference & Annual Meeting: Aug. 28-29

The Empire State Energy Association (ESEA) and the Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA) will present the first Empire State Energy Conference, Aug. 28-29 at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The hotel is on Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. Members and non-members from across New York State are invited to participate and network ...

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SmartDrive Introduces 360-Degree Triggering of Video

SmartDrive Systems announced at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 30-May 2 in Cincinnati, new capabilities that extend the value of SmartDrive 360, the company’s solution that enables fleets to deploy additional cameras to gain 360-degree insight into risk. In this latest release, SmartDrive 360 expands its on-demand video capability with triggering on up to four cameras simultaneously based ...

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Study: Most Unsafe Drivers Reside in Northeast

Drivers in the Northeast tend to speed the most, while also using their cell phones, according to EverQuote, an online insurance marketplace in the U.S. EverQuote announced the findings from its 2017 Safe Driving Report, a study that provides a state-by-state safe driving analysis of EverDrive driving data collected from cell phones. The data derive from more than 20 million ...

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Sharp Energy Opens Propane Fueling Station Near BWI Airport

Sharp Energy, Inc., a propane retailer on the Delmarva Peninsula and a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, Delaware, announced that it has constructed and placed into service an AutoGas propane fueling station for fleet vehicles located near the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their ...

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OOIDA Appeals ELD Mandate to U.S. Supreme Court

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a lawsuit against a government mandate to electronically track commercial truck drivers. The Association filed the petition seeking a review of a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The court had ruled against the Association last year on its lawsuit against ...

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NEFI Appoints Martha Leshine Acting President and CEO

The New England Fuel Institute appointed Martha Leshine to the position of acting president and chief executive officer. For the past two years she had been serving as chief operating officer. The appointment is effective immediately and fills a position that has been vacant since January 1, 2015. The Institute announced the appointment in the April 24 issue of its ...

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Advocates: New Program Risks Harming Solar Development in Massachusetts

MassSolar joined solar advocates, environmental experts, and nonprofit organizations devoted to serving low-income communities in Massachusetts to warn that a new program called Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) could damage key portions of the solar industry and be disastrous for solar power in low-income communities throughout the state. In a statement issued by MassSolar on April 18, advocates praised “the extensive and thoughtful ...

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Propane Industry Seeks New Customers

Landscapers, farmers and drivers of autogas vehicles are prime targets for marketers of the fuel. It is estimated that the propane industry loses 1.5% to 2% of volume per year due to greater efficiency of systems, equipment, and improved insulation of buildings, Roy Willis told attendees of the Propane Gas Association of New England Spring Meeting in Providence, R.I. For ...

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