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Intermountain Sales & Marketing to Represent General Filters in Utah

General Filters added Intermountain Sales & Marketing, Woods Cross, Utah, to its network of independent sales agencies. Joe Kennard founded Intermountain Sales & Marketing in 1996 after working in the plumbing and hydronic industry throughout the mountain states. Intermountain, based in Woods Cross, Utah, will cover Utah on behalf of General Filters. General Filters was founded in 1937. A a ...

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Preview: AHR Expo, Orlando, Feb. 3-5

The AHR Expo draws HVACR industry professionals from around the globe each year. The show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held Feb. 3-5, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference. The show provides a forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to ...

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NEFI Names Regulatory Counsel: Richard P. Schweitzer

Richard P. Schweitzer is the new regulatory counsel to the New England Fuel Institute. Working out of Washington, D.C., Schweitzer will represent NEFI and its members before federal agencies on regulatory matters related to commercial vehicles, training and licensing of CDL drivers, hours-of-service requirements, workplace safety, the safe transportation and storage of Hazardous Materials, and other matters. Richard P. SchweitzerPhoto ...

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Clearinghouse Requirements Temporarily Suspended: NEFI

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse website is undergoing technical difficulties, reports the New England Fuel Institute. Some companies have noted a delay of several hours in trying to register, or they have made multiple attempts where registration has been denied, the Institute reports. NEFI further notes that, per a notice posted to the Clearinghouse website: ...

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‘Taco Tuesday’ Webinar Training Series

Taco will be hosting a new, bi-weekly webinar training series, “Taco Tuesday,” throughout 2020. These fun, fact-filled, one-hour webinars are designed to keep participants up-to-date with the latest HVAC systems, tools and technologies. The webinars will be held on Tuesdays at 12 noon EST and each month will feature one residential topic and one commercial topic. Taco Comfort Solutions’ Director ...

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REG CEO Praises Passage of Tax Credit

Extension of the biodiesel tax credit through 2022 is “a big win for the environment, for agriculture, and for U.S. motorists,” REG President and CEO CJ Warner said. On Dec. 20, President Trump signed legislation including a retroactive reinstatement and extension of the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit (BTC) from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2022. “For too long the ...

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Industry: Federal Tax Credit Will Help Advance Higher Blends of Bioheat Fuel

In an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), President Trump on Dec. 20 signed into law a year-end spending bill (H.R.1865) that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit. Industry trade groups including the New England Fuel ...

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Biodiesel Tax Credit Wins Five-Year Extension

President Trump signed into law a year-end spending bill that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit, the New England Fuel Institute said in an email to members today. The Institute called the extension “an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in ...

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BIO Assails EPA’s Rules for 2020 RVOs, SRE

With its final rules for 2020 renewable volume obligations and small refinery exemptions reallocation, EPA “stifles investment in green energy breakthroughs,” the Biotechnology Innovation Organization says. “Unfortunately, this final rule from EPA does not alleviate concerns we had when the draft rule was published earlier this year,” Stephanie Batchelor, vice president of BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section said in a Dec. ...

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CEMA Holiday Party

Gary Sippin of Sippin Energy Products in Monroe is the newly installed chairman of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. Outgoing chairman Peter Russell of Santa Energy in Bridgeport, Robert Barrieau of Barrieau Oil Co., West Hartford, and Stephen Sack of Sack Energy in West Hartford, were honored at the Association’s annual meeting, which doubled as a holiday party, Dec. 18 ...

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