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Preview: AHR Expo, Orlando, Feb. 3-5

The AHR Expo draws HVACR industry professionals from around the globe each year. The show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held Feb. 3-5, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference. The show provides a forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to ...

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Industry: Federal Tax Credit Will Help Advance Higher Blends of Bioheat Fuel

In an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), President Trump on Dec. 20 signed into law a year-end spending bill (H.R.1865) that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit. Industry trade groups including the New England Fuel ...

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CEMA Holiday Party

Gary Sippin of Sippin Energy Products in Monroe is the newly installed chairman of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. Outgoing chairman Peter Russell of Santa Energy in Bridgeport, Robert Barrieau of Barrieau Oil Co., West Hartford, and Stephen Sack of Sack Energy in West Hartford, were honored at the Association’s annual meeting, which doubled as a holiday party, Dec. 18 ...

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OESP Accepting Applications for Dave Nelsen Scholarships

Applications for the Dave Nelsen Scholarships are being accepted through March 12, OESP announced. The association seeks sponsors willing to donate $2,500 to recipients; OESP provides matching funds for three to six annual scholarships of $5,000 each. A technician’s scholarship is also available for a maximum of $2,000. Applications for the award for technicians are being accepted on a rolling ...

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REG, Broco Oil Supplying Heating Fuel to City of Boston

Family owned, veteran-operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities, Renewable Energy Group announced. Broco Oil’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat fuel blend containing 20% biodiesel, a renewable liquid fuel with reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel and ...

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Coast Guard Begins Icebreaking Operations

The Coast Guard launched its ice breaking season Monday, Dec. 16, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OpRENEW) 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. Of the heating ...

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OHIRI Becomes EMARI

The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island is re-inventing itself. The trade association announced Oct. 30 that it changed its name to the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island (EMARI). The board of directors voted in favor of the name change at its monthly meeting Oct. 16 at Maria’s Cocina in Providence. The new logo of the renamed Rhode Island ...

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CEMA/ENTECH Scholarship to Support Honor Students

CEMA’s School Advisory Board (SAB), chaired by Ed Ryan of Ryan Oil, Hamden, Conn., voted to create a scholarship in memory of former ICPA director Charlie Isenberg for his role in creating the association’s HVAC school in 1978 (now known as ENTECH). “Charlie was there when it all began, and we wanted to help remember him and the industry’s commitment ...

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NEFI Legends Awards Dinner & Reception

The New England Fuel Institute’s Legends Awards Dinner & Reception at the 2019 HEAT Show honored families that have served their communities and the industry for multiple generations. “Family businesses remain the backbone of Main Street America’s fuel delivery trade,” NEFI noted in its program for the event, which was held Sept. 17 in the Biltmore Ballroom in the Graduate ...

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NYPGA Conducts Training

More than 40 participants received NYPGA Emergency Response training at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, N.Y., in September. The association offered a 24-Hour Emergency Responder Training Program, Sept. 10-12, and an Emergency Responder Refresher Training Program held Sept. 12. The refresher training is an OSHA requirement for all responders who have taken the original 24-hour (3-day) ...

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