February 2024

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Welcome to the February digital edition of Fuel Oil News magazine!

We spotlight unlikely allies: California restaurateurs and liquid fuel dealers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a petition for rehearing filed by the City of Berkeley in California Restaurant Association v. City of Berkeley. The denial signifies that the panel’s ruling, which found Berkeley’s natural gas ban to be in violation of federal law, will remain binding for California and eight other states, the Restaurant Association said. Why does this matter to fuel dealers? Crack open (or click on) the February issue to find out.

The National Energy & Fuels Institute reports that it has learned “from sources on Capitol Hill that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has effectively placed a hold on its proposal to phase out liquid- and gas-fired furnaces and boilers from the Energy Star program.”

And the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC), and industry groups joined in advocating for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP Action Day, Feb. 6-7 in Washington D.C., involved a coalition of groups that support the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, including NEFI and state energy marketer groups. LIHEAP supports vulnerable people, including military families, disabled veterans, and seniors, helping them afford home heating and cooling.

Meanwhile, actor and Boston native Donnie Wahlberg is joining forces with Clean Fuels Alliance America to raise awareness about Bioheat fuel.

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All that and more in the February issue of Fuel Oil News!

Enjoy!

Additional highlights of the January issue of Fuel Oil News include:

  • Actor Donnie Wahlberg and Clean Fuels Alliance Promote Biofuel Heat
  • Conversations About Contracts
  • Surcharges Can Help Recoup Acceptance Costs
  • Diversification: Myths and Realities
  • AHR Expo Report
  • Boilers: A Roundup
  • And more!

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