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NEFI Is Now the National Energy & Fuels Institute

NEFI, the trade association formerly known as the New England Fuel Institute, has changed its name to the National Energy & Fuels Institute. The new name formalizes the organization’s mission and longtime leadership role as an advocate for liquid heating fuel providers in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. NEFI announced the change on July 1 in a statement issued ...

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REG Supplying B100 to DPW In Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.’s Department of Public Works increased the number of heavy-duty fleet vehicles capable of running on renewable pure biodiesel (B100) by installing Op­timus Technologies’ Vector System on 17 new refuse trucks. The fuel system allows the DPW to realize its sustainable energy goals immediately, as enabling the trucks to operate on B100 reduces up to 86% of the vehicles’ ...

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European-North American Conference on the Future of Liquid Heating Fuels

For the first time, the National Oilheat Research Alliance and the European Heating Oil Association, known as Eurofuel, will host a virtual conference on liquid heating fuels in a carbon-constrained world. Manufacturers of heating equipment, liquid fuels now in the market and potential fuels of the future will share their ideas and what steps they are taking to be ready for this future. ...

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FMCSA Modernizes Hours of Service Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The updating of existing regulations is designed to increase safety on roadways.     The new regulations will go into effect on September 29, 2020, according to New England Fuel Institute Regulatory Counsel ...

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Transportation Regulation Update

FMCSA Modernizes Hours of Service Rules The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The updating of existing regulations is designed to increase safety on roadways.     The new regulations will go into effect on September 29, 2020, according to ...

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NYSEC Moves

As of Monday, June 1, the headquarters of the New York State Energy Coalition will be located in the former offices of the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island, Rocco J. Lacertosa, CEO of the Coalition announced. “We will continue to practice ‘social distancing,’” Lacertosa, said, adding that he and Coalition staffer Vicki Denicker will alternate days in the office ...

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SBA Releases Application, Instructions for PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released the application borrowers must submit to their lenders to qualify for Paycheck Protection Loan (PPP) forgiveness, the Empire State Energy Association told members via email. The association said: The application is accompanied by a number of worksheets and instructional pages that provide clarity on a number of critical questions facing PPP loan recipients. ...

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2020 HEAT Show Goes Virtual

The organizers of the 2020 Heating & Energizing America Trade Show (HEAT Show) announced that this year’s event will transition to an online platform-based trade show experience. HEAT Show coordinators at NEFI and its state association partners are excited to debut a new and revolutionary trade show platform, including live webinar presentations and virtual vendor booths as well as the ...

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Eastern Energy Expo Moves to ‘On Demand’ Venue

In a bit of a twist, rather than coming to Eastern Energy Expo, Eastern Energy Expo will come to you. Eastern Energy Expo announced that the 2020 Expo will be held in an “On Demand Venue.” By bringing the Expo directly to participants using a dynamic web platform, EEE will continue to serve the energy and comfort industries—this year through ...

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