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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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Letter from NYSEC: Bioheat Is New York’s Real, Readily Available Carbon Solution

A North Babylon homeowner wanted a green heating solution. What he did not realize was that he already was using green energy with his existing heating equipment. Unfortunately for this consumer, the promise of “low-cost” electric heating went unfulfilled, writes Rocco J. Lacertosa, CEO, New York State Energy Coalition. Across downstate New York — from Westchester County, through New York ...

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Husson University and United Way Sponsor Fourth Annual ‘Walk for Warmth’

Husson University Student Government, in partnership with the United Way of Eastern Maine, sponsored the fourth annual Walk for Warmth on Saturday, Feb. 27, raising more than $1,000 from registration fees, individual donations and t-shirt sales. The United Way of Eastern Maine will distribute the money to local families in need of heating assistance. The 5-kilometer fun run and walk ...

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Eurofuel-NORA Conference on Future of Liquid Heating Fuels: May 20 & 27

The National Oilheat Research Alliance and the European Heating Oil Association (Eurofuel) will host their second annual conference, Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels: Putting the Pieces Together, on May 20 and 27. Presented online, the event will feature experts addressing the transition to low-carbon fuels. “The magnitude of the challenges posed by the energy transition requires a variety of solutions,” Moritz Bellingen, chairman ...

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Foster Fuels Delivers Emergency Fuel in Texas

Foster Fuels Inc. has been delivering fuel to critical infrastructure and crews working to restore power in the aftermath of the Texas ice storms that left more than four million people without power. Initially the company, based in Brookneal, Virginia, dispatched about two dozen trucks. The count has now grown to more than 110, delivering diesel fuel and gasoline after ...

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Coast Guard Continues Ice-Breaking Operations Throughout Northeast

The Coast Guard is continuing ice breaking operations as colder temperatures and winter weather impact waterways throughout the Northeast. The ice breaking operations are in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW), the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure communities across the Northeast from New York to Maine have the security, supplies, energy and emergency resources they need ...

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Disinfecting PPE with an Oil-Fired ‘Hot Box’

Burch Oil, Carlin Combustion/Hydrolevel, Thermo Products, and Triton Defense helped inventor Matt Hayes make a “Hot Box” designed to disinfect personal protective equipment. Now three facilities in Maryland are using the oil-fired device to treat N95 masks so that they can be reused. For a heat source, the device uses a low-profile highboy oil furnace manufactured by Thermo Products, Denton, ...

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NEFI: Renewable Liquid Heating Fuel Can Ease Pressure on Grid

While millions in Texas and elsewhere endured energy outages triggered by a winter storm, the renewable liquid heating fuel (RLHF) industry is offering a viable, clean fuel that can be utilized as part of the U.S. energy mix to help relieve pressure on an overstretched electrical grid, says the National Energy and Fuels Institute. Renewable liquid heating fuel is a ...

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