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NYC to Divest from Fossil Fuels; Files Lawsuit Against Big Oils

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and other trustees of the city’s $189 billion pension funds announced a goal to divest city funds from fossil fuel reserve owners within five years, which would make New York City the first major U.S. pension plan to do so. The Mayor and Comptroller will submit a joint resolution ...

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Dead River Co. Acquires Ryezak Oil

Dead River Co. acquired Ryezak Oil Co. of Rumney, N.H. Ryezak Oil had been owned by Bob and Terry Comeau since 1990. It serves customers in Grafton County, in western New Hampshire. The acquisition, announced Jan. 12, follows Dead River Co.’s acquisition of Breggy Oil Service in Portland, Me., announced in November. “We are actively looking to expand our business ...

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NORA in 2018

Proponents of electric power are hoping to reshape the energy infrastructure in some states, posing a new challenge to oil heat, says John Huber, president of the National Oilheat Research Alliance. “We’re seeing that trend in Vermont, Maine, Washington State,” Huber says. Arthur Marin, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, speaking at the Southern New ...

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OESP Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarships

Applications for OESP’s Dave Nelsen Scholarships are being accepted now through Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Oil & Energy Service Professionals said. The scholarships were established in 1999 to help students interested in pursuing careers in the energy service industry. Since 1999, more than $300,000 in awards has been presented. Applicants are required to write a 500-word essay telling the ...

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CEMA Donates to Toys for Tots and Operation Fuel

Operation Fuel received a $5,000 donation, with potentially up to another $10,000 or more to come, as a result of a partnership among Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA), GoodWorks Insurance, and the Arbella Insurance Foundation. At the CEMA holiday party, Dec. 12 at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Conn., Operation Fuel’s acting director, Brenda Watson, accepted a check ...

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NEFI: Issues in 2018

The legislative issues facing the home heating industry are profound. The New England Fuel Institute, a nationally recognized organization of over 1,100 independent oilheat, propane, biofuel and motor fuel dealers and associated companies, is a prominent voice for the industry before regional and federal policy makers, media and the public. Jim Collura, vice president and director of legislative affairs for ...

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SMO Energy: Total Home Comfort Provider

For Joe Wills, who became president of SMO Energy last summer, business, family and community are intertwined. “I am a fourth-generation family member of The Wills Group, so this is a really special time for me, to be taking over a key leadership role within the business and helping to carry on that family legacy,” Wills says. The Wills Group, ...

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ASHRAE Earns UN Environment Award

ASHRAE received the Partnership Award from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UN Environment) Ozone Secretariat for “extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements” of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The Montreal Protocol is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The award was presented to ASHRAE at the 2017 Ozone Awards ceremony on Nov. 23 in Montreal. The ...

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Dead River Co. Acquires Breggy Oil Service

Maine-based Dead River Co., announced its acquisition of 71-year old family-owned Breggy Oil Service, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Maine. In purchasing Breggy Oil Service, Dead River Co.—itself family-owned since 1909—continues to realize the growth envisioned by president and CEO Deanna Sherman. “We are actively looking to expand our business through acquisitions in New England and the surrounding areas,” Sherman said ...

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New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference

Attendance at the New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, N.Y., reached 100, the biggest in recent years, as weather cooperated to the extent that the days were sunny and, for the most part, dry, reported Shane Sweet, NYPGA’s executive director. Today’s domestic propane supply is more subject to global pressures, and ...

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