Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Vassar College Climate Action Plan Features Use of Biofuel

The Vassar College Board of Trustees in October 2019 declared their support for a $13 million energy efficiency project of major renovations and upgrades to the college’s heating system as well as other energy-saving projects. This was affirmed through further approval to issue bonds to support the project cost. The renewable fuel oil (RFO) that Vassar plans to use is ...

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OBITUARY: Earle C. ‘Clay’ Booth, Jr.

Earle C. ‘Clay’ Booth, Jr., husband of ESEA Past Chairperson and Main Care Energy Vice President Marcia Booth, died on June 9, the Empire State Energy Association announced. He was 69.  In addition to Marcia, he is survived by his children Sean Michael Booth, Kerry Lynn Metcalf (Scott Rudman), Stephen Blake Booth (Kayla Mickey-Frichette); as well as grandchildren, siblings, and ...

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Colonial Pipeline CEO: Industry Needs to Join Fight Against Cybercrime

Colonial Pipeline Co. President and CEO Joseph Blount praised federal investigators and urged private industry to cooperate in fighting cybercrime in a June 7 statement following  news by the U.S. Department of Justice that law enforcement had recovered DarkSide cryptocurrency funds. Colonial paid more than $4 million in cryptocurrency to a Russian hacking collective known as DarkSide, according to news ...

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Connecticut Takes a Pass on TCI

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) will not be included in the budget, according to a June 6 email to members of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. “This means that TCI is dead for the year! This is an organizational win for your customers and our entire industry!” CEMA President Chris Herb said in the ...

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EEE 2021 Online Access Continues Through June; EEE 2022 to Be IRL at Mohegan Sun

Eastern Energy Expo: Education Summit & Marketplace has concluded but access to the online site will continue through the end of June. Show organizers are looking forward to a return to an in-person Eastern Energy Expo, May 23-25, 2022, at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut. Eric DeGesero, executive vice president, Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey, representing Eastern Energy Expo said, ...

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IEA: World Has Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050

The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, the International Energy Agency said in a landmark special report released today. Climate pledges by governments to date – even if fully achieved – would ...

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Cummins, Tula Studying Emissions from New Diesel Technology

Cummins Inc. and Tula Technology, Inc., announced at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit the results of their collaborative study on the effectiveness of Tula’s diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) in reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions on a Cummins X15 HD Efficiency Series diesel engine. Low-load cycle performance was estimated with a well-calibrated ...

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NBB: Biodiesel Study Highlights Fuel’s Ability to Make Health Impacts

The National Biodiesel Board, in partnership with Trinity Consultants, recently launched a new, landmark study sharing the mounting evidence that shows how biodiesel can move the needle on an issue important to all Americans – their health.This research shows that using B100 — or pure biodiesel — can have positive impacts on both the environment and our health. These health ...

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How Long Does It Take to Sell Your Business in 2021?

As part of celebrating our 15th year in business, we posted 15 articles I had written over the last several years.  The number one article opened of the 15 was titled “How Long Does It Take to Sell Your Business.”  When I saw this, I was concerned.  I wrote that article over seven years ago and the financial and transaction ...

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