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NEFI Warns of EPA Effort to Limit Biodiesel Use in Heating Oil

The Biden Administration is attempting to limit biodiesel blends in heating oil and diesel fuel to no more than 20 percent (B20), the National Energy & Fuels Institute says in an “Action Alert” to its members. “Your help is needed to defeat this arbitrary and misguided proposal.” NEFI’s message includes a link to a ready-made letter that can be sent ...

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New York, Connecticut Bear Down on Fossil Fuels for Heating

“I’m proposing an ambitious series of policies to insulate our most vulnerable households from exorbitant energy bills, and to clear the path forward for a more sustainable future,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in her State of the State Address. “We’re calling it ‘The EmPower Plus’ program, and it will help low-income families retrofit their homes by adding insulation, upgrading appliances, ...

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P3 Propane Safety Adds John Horner as Consultant

P3 Propane Safety announced that John Horner joined its Safety Services Team as a Senior Consultant of Training and Safety. Horner is currently based in Texas, and he will assist new and existing clients with the implementation of the P3 Compliance System. He will also provide local training –approved by the Texas Railroad Commission as well as CETP, DOT, and ...

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$9 Billion for Home Rebates

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information (RFI) for new Home Energy Rebate Programs. With the RFI, the DOE is seeking input on nearly $9 billion for the Home Energy Rebate Program, funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. The Act is designed to provide funding to help residents cut energy costs in their homes through energy ...

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R.W. Beckett Oil Burners Approved for B100/R100 Blends

Kevin Beckett, CEO & President of R.W. Beckett Corp., announced today at the Clean Fuels Conference sponsored by the Clean Fuels Alliance America (CFAA) that next week, R.W. Beckett will produce the first production run of burners with B100 compliant components with their full warranty. This supports the company’s alignment with the Providence Resolution adopted by the liquid fuel heating ...

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PPA Expands Training Facility

The PA Petroleum Association (PPA) announced the completion of the most recent phase of the planned expansion of its training center in Middletown. The expansion brings the total floorplan to more than 4,000 square feet dedicated to HVAC and energy training programs. New classroom space in the expanded PPA training facility. PPA photo. The PPA is a not-for-profit trade association representing 400+ ...

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Federal Tax Credits for Bio-fuel Powered Heating Appliances

With the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Congress has created a $600 consumer income tax credit for the installation of renewable fuels compatible liquid fuel appliances, NORA explains in a Jan. 16 news release: With this act, low-carbon liquid fuel heating appliances have been identified as a viable path for GHG reductions. The heating appliance qualifies by ...

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UL Includes B20-B100 in Standard for Safety Testing

Underwriters Laboratories published an update to include B20 to B100 in its UL296 standard for safety testing liquid-fuel-fired burners, reports the National Oilheat Research Alliance. Prior to the update, the UL standard included procedures for evaluation of burners for use with biodiesel blends up to B20. The updated standard includes the procedure and requirements for burners up to B20, including ...

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Westmor Industries Acquires Metzler Bros Tank, Truck, and Trailer

Westmor Industries, LLC, one of North America’s most comprehensive energy storage, transportation, and dispensing equipment manufacturers and suppliers, announced their acquisition of Metzler Bros, Tank, Truck, and Trailer.  The new location has been rebranded as Westmor Industries and expands Westmor’s ability to sell and service refined fuel and propane transportation products in the mid-Eastern US. Westmor’s Eastern customers will now ...

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Burnham CEO Brossman to Retire; Drew to Assume Top Post

Burnham Holdings, Inc., announced that Douglas S. Brossman will retire as CEO, effective April 24, 2023, after a fifteen-year career with the company.  Christopher R. Drew, currently President and COO, will become Chief Executive Officer. Christopher R. Drew Drew brings extensive knowledge of the HVAC industry to the position. He has been a long-standing participant in the Air-Conditioning, Heating and ...

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