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NEFI, Industry: Make Renewable Fuels Part of National Energy Strategy

NEFI and 18 allied trade associations penned a letter to Congress this week urging inclusion of renewable fuels as part of a national strategy to reduce emissions in the residential energy sector. The National Energy & Fuels Institute issued a statement that reads, in part: “Democrats are working on a filibuster-proof $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that could include a myriad ...

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Diane Quesnelle Heads EMARI

In her new job as executive director of the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island, Diane E. Quesnelle says, the biggest issues are stopping electrification, growing the biodiesel market, educating consumers on the green benefits of biodiesel, and recruiting young people to careers as technicians. The biodiesel effort got a boost recently. Diane E. Quesnelle, executive director of the Energy ...

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NORA Releases Heat Pump Controls Strategy Study

Modern low-ambient, mini-split heat pumps offer the promise of providing both heating and cooling without the cost associated with duct retrofit. It is common for these heat pumps to be installed alongside an existing hydronic heating system, often oil-fired. The National Oilheat Research Alliance’s (NORA) just released Development of a Best Practices Guide for Integrated Hydronic and Ductless, Air-source Heat ...

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HVOEC Awards Scholarship

Cambria D’Aprile accepts the 2021 Bill Fischbeck Memorial Scholarship from the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council, presented by HVOEC President Rob Mahoney. The $2,500 scholarship was awarded June 9 during the Bill Fischbeck Memorial Golf Outing at Apple Greens Golf Course, Highland, N.Y. The scholarship award is open to all high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of ...

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CEMA Elects Officers and Board; Honors Marketers

The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association held elections for the 2021-2022 term for board of directors and officers at the CEMA Annual Meeting, June 14-15 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.Board MembersApple Oil Company: Ms. Sharon PetersonBantam/Wesson: Mr. Peter A. AzizBenvenuti Oil Co., Inc.: Mr. Charles MazzellaCetane Associates: Mr. Fred LordDaniels Energy: Mr. David DanielsDominick Fuel: Mr. Joseph J. DominickF.F. Hitchcock: ...

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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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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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DOJ Recaptures Most of Ransom Paid by Colonial Pipeline

The Department of Justice has found and recaptured the majority of the ransom that Colonial Pipeline paid to the Dark Side Network in the wake of last month’s ransomware attack.  Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco issued a statement on June 7 in conjunction with a news conference in Washington, D.C., where she described the department’s efforts, along with other ...

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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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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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