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States Adopt Energy-Saving Rules

More U.S. states have adopted or advanced new energy-saving targets and vehicle and appliance rules, but COVID-19 slowed other efficiency efforts, according to the 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. For the first time in four years, California took first place nationwide, edging out Massachusetts, the leader in the Northeast. Other regional leaders include Minnesota in the Midwest, Colorado in the Southwest, ...

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Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, D.C. Sign Transportation and Climate Initiative

The governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia, signed an agreement to charge fuel suppliers for the carbon content in diesel and gasoline. Revenues generated are to be used to reduce emissions, according to the agreement or memorandum of understanding. The MOU sets the stage for a multi-jurisdictional program “that pursues systematic ...

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Call for Presenters: Eastern Energy Expo 2021

Event organizers are looking for speakers for the 2021 Eastern Energy Expo. An open Request for Presentations process is designed to bring outstanding industry representatives to present at the online conference. All presentations will be produced live via Eastern Energy Expo’s production studio and broadcast livestream at EasternEnergyExpo.com. Staff will direct production of the session and all sessions will be ...

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U.S. Coast Guard Launches Operation Reliable Energy

A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Aids to Navigation Team Long Island Sound navigates the Connecticut River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) near Haddam, Conn., Dec. 19, 2020. Operation RENEW is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, energy and emergency resources they need throughout the winter. (U.S. Coast ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires Advantage Propane

Paraco Gas acquired Advantage Propane, based in Califon, N.J. The acquisition adds 1.2 million gallons to Paraco’s portfolio in a growing residential and commercial market, Paraco said in announcing the acquisition. Founded in 2012 by Steven Congiusta and Douglas Tascarella, Advantage Propane sells and delivers propane to residential, commercial and agricultural customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania from its Califon, ...

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Safe Practices in the Pandemic

Companies as different as Mirabito Energy Products, Paraco Gas Corp., and Townsend Energy & Insurance have in common that they are taking similar steps to manage operations and people amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. As experts gain more understanding of the virus, and communicate their findings to the public, fuel marketers can adjust and refine their health and safety protocols ...

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Employers: The Deadline to Register for Connecticut Paid Family Leave Is Dec. 31

The Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL) program applies to all employers with one or more employees and is accessible to all employees who have met certain earned-wage thresholds. Those who are self-employed or are sole proprietors are also eligible to opt-in to the program.  The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association emailed information about the program to its members, including what steps employers ...

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America’s Aged Housing Stock: Taking Inventory

A report details cities with the largest share of homes built prior to 1940. The most recent U.S. Census data show that 12.3% of all existing homes in the U.S. were built before 1940, according to a report on the state of the nation’s housing stock commissioned by FilterBuy, a direct-to-consumer replacement air filter brand serving residences and businesses. Almost one-third ...

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NEFI Offers Online Regulatory Support

Employers must conduct the required annual query of CDL drivers under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse by Jan. 5, reports the National Energy & Fuels Institute. For more information on this and other regulatory updates NEFI (nefi.com) announced a newly updated Coronavirus Action & Resources Webpage for members, including a section called “COVID Regulatory Relief.” NEFI member benefits ...

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Eastern Energy Expo 2021: Online Educational Event

Eastern Energy Expo announced that its 2021 event will be held May 24-26, in an online format: Eastern Energy Expo Education Summit at EasternEnergyExpo.com. Acknowledging the reality of restrictions of mass gatherings and travel restrictions, Eastern Energy Expo 2021 will offer a range of educational programs for owners, managers, service managers and technicians through a virtual online platform. Eric DeGesero, ...

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