Author Archives: The Staff


  In early February, I engaged in a discussion with a friend who happens to be a medical professional and during the course of discussing weather, degree days and road conditions, he said:   ‘Life is capricious.”   The context of the discussion was along the lines of how unpredictable life can be, particularly from a health standpoint, and that control ...

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Obama shifting on fossil fuels ‘ or not?

  As President Obama’s second term gets underway, he has nominated a new EPA director and a new Secretary of Energy. Steve Bennett looked into the nominees and how the industry is reacting to the news (see the article on page 24). Obviously, there are some political considerations behind any public comments, but I have to admit the industry leaders ...

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Hanging Up That New Boiler

                                  Most all of you by now have heard or read about the wall-hung condensing boilers that seem to be appearing in every trade magazine. As I look back on my career, I like many of you, never thought that I would ever imagine seeing a boiler hanging on a wall. However, several years ago when I traveled to Europe, ...

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