Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

​CEMA Annual Meeting: June 14-15 at Mohegan Sun

​CEMA’s Annual Meeting, June 14-15 at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, will be the first live, in-person conference held by the Connecticut Energy Marketers association since 2019. The format follows past conferences, such as those held in Newport, RI. Due to COVID, rather than having multiple small breakout sessions, there will be one general session for everyone in the large Mohegan ...

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Kelly Burke: Massachusetts Passes ‘Aggressive’ Climate Bill

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law Senate Bill 9 “An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Change Policy” that includes provisions described as “some of the most aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets in the country.” The ultimate goal of the bill is for Massachusetts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and includes 5 year ...

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Massachusetts’ Governor Signs Climate Legislation

Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive climate change legislation that codifies into law the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions in 2050 and furthers the Commonwealth’s nation leading efforts to combat climate change and protect vulnerable communities. Massachusetts Gov. Baker signs climate bill. The new law, Senate Bill 9 – An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate ...

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Angus Energy Marks 30th Anniversary

It was 1991, the Hubble Telescope was launched, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won their first championship, Super Nintendo was all the rage, “Dances with wolves” won the Oscar for Best Picture, and I had a new idea… My uncle Joel owned a heating oil company in Bayonne, New Jersey, and he called me one day to let me ...

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Betts Industries to be Featured on Fox Business Network

Betts Industries announced that the family-owned company will be showcased on Manufacturing Marvels on the Fox Business Network. The segment is expected to air on May 12 at approximately 10:30 pm EST. Betts Industries manufactures fluid control components and lighting systems for the tank truck industry worldwide. Headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Betts is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. Manufacturing ...

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HVAC Parts Shortages Discussed by IDEAL Co-Op

Factors behind delayed shipping and shortages for various HVAC parts, components, and units, including steel-based products, were discussed at IDEAL Energy Cooperative’s second annual meeting via Zoom. Some of the reasons the cooperative cited for delays included: Manufacturing impacted by COVID in 2020, now inventory is finally being impacted. Increased demand for home improvements. More city dwellers moving into rural ...

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Schwartzfisher Promoted to Telemetry Manager for Bergquist

Wholesale propane equipment supplier Bergquist Inc., Toledo, Ohio, appointed Jim Schwartzfisher to the new role of telemetry unit manager. The telemetry unit uses analytics to improve marketer operation efficiency and profitability. Schwartzfisher began his career at Berqguist with a goal to reduce marketers’ operating costs through efficient technology practice. He was hired in 2019 as technical support specialist. As manager, ...

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Western Global Names Pogozelski Eastern U.S. Account Manager

Western Global, Troy, Michigan, a provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and handling of fuels, lubricants and other fluids, announced the addition of Josh Pogozelski as its Eastern U.S. fuel distribution regional account manager. Pogozelski will be responsible for the region spanning from Virginia to Maine.   Josh Pogozelski Pogozelski has eight years of experience as an ...

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Ideal Energy Cooperative Hosts Supplier Roundtable

Supply/demand data for propane and heating oils through the current heating season, along with forecasts for the next several months, into planning for the 2021-22 heating season, were presented when the IDEAL Energy Cooperative held its semi-annual Supplier Roundtable event in mid-February. Outlooks for a potential sustained rising price environment and awareness of potential volatility were also discussed. In addition, ...

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Texas

On the evening of Sunday, Feb. 14, as the sun went down over the great state of Texas, so did outside temperatures. As the temperatures continued to fall that evening and on into the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 15, at around 2 a.m., electric generators in Texas began to fall victim to the low temperatures, and lights began ...

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