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No Clean Heat Standard for Vermont

Governor vetoed law over concerns about cost, enforceability
Governor vetoed law over concerns about cost, enforceability On May 8, Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoed a bill that would have enacted the nation’s first Clean Heat Standard.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/no-clean-heat-standard-vermont/

NEFI Launches Federal PAC

Industry’s first ever dedicated federal Political Action Committee
Industry’s first ever dedicated federal Political Action Committee On April 13, the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) announced the official launch of its new federal… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-launches-federal-pac/

Heating Assistance Program Improvements

Trade associations secure higher margin-over-rack payments for fuel dealers
Trade associations secure higher margin-over-rack payments for fuel dealers The continued economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic put the federal Low Income Home Energy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-assistance-program-improvements/

Renewable Advocates Target ISO New England

Trade groups claim the grid operator unfairly favors natural gas
Trade groups claim the grid operator unfairly favors natural gas For years, state and local governments have been hounding grid operators for more clean energy resources to help… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewable-advocates-target-iso-new-england/

The War Is Impacting Us All

During these most difficult times, NEFI is here to help
During these most difficult times, NEFI is here to help The Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting your costs, your business, and your customers. The latest price spikes are a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/war-impacting-us-all/

New Maine Law Requires Propane Detectors

Hotels, multifamily apartments and rental homes among buildings affected
Hotels, multifamily apartments and rental homes among buildings affected As of January 1, 2022, a new law passed in 2021 requires the installation of fuel gas sensors in certain… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-maine-law-requires-propane-detectors/

Renewable Portfolio Standards Chart

A list of current renewable power generation targets, by state and investor-owned utility
Last month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a Corporate Goal case model comparing utility emission reduction targets with the Reference Case of last… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewable-portfolio-standards-chart/

New York City Bans Heating Oil & Natural Gas

No new buildings with combustible heating as of January 1, 2024
No new buildings with combustible heating as of January 1, 2024 The biggest city in the U.S. has banned heating oil and natural gas in new buildings. This is not a drill. Nor is… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-york-city-bans-heating-oil-natural-gas/

The Death of TCI

How a coalition defeated policy backed by three states, every utility in the Northeast, BP, Shell and Ford
How a coalition defeated policy backed by three states, every utility in the Northeast, BP, Shell and Ford Last November, CEMA helped defeat a climate initiative that could have… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/death-tci/

New York State Enacts Low-Carbon Heating Fuel Law

Governor Hochul signs bill requiring heating oil to contain 20% biodiesel
Governor Hochul signs bill requiring heating oil to contain 20% biodiesel On December 22, 2021, New York State took a major step forward on the path to net-zero emissions, when… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-york-state-enacts-low-carbon-heating-fuel-law1/

A New Revenue Stream for Home Heating Providers

Policymakers in Vermont look to establish the nation’s first Clean Heat Standard
Policymakers in Vermont look to establish the nation’s first Clean Heat Standard “…You can look at California and see that’s where we’re all going to be in the Northeast in 10 or… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-revenue-stream-home-heating-providers/

Drought Relief for Western States

Water shortage has major implications for hydropower and agriculture industries
Water shortage has major implications for hydropower and agriculture industries Over 70% of the American West, Southwest and Northern Plains has been categorized as a D3 (severe)… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/drought-relief-western-states/

Who’s Next to Ban Gas?

Research profiles counties that have enacted or proposed bans on natural gas hookups
Research profiles counties that have enacted or proposed bans on natural gas hookups Live in a well-educated, middle- or upper-class community that voted for Biden? Then yours… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/whos-next-ban-gas/

Hyper Acceleration: Industry Summit III Recap

The pace of change for the liquid heating fuels industry has increased so greatly so quickly, the answer to “what’s next” is now right before, if not already behind, us
The pace of change for the liquid heating fuels industry has increased so greatly so quickly, the answer to “what’s next” is now right before, if not already behind, us On… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hyper-acceleration-industry-summit-iii-recap/

“The Nexus of Energy and Environmental Policy”

Oil & Energy speaks with Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams
Oil & Energy speaks with Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams Earlier this year, NEFI announced a new partnership with the Advanced Biofuels Association. Under… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nexus-energy-and-environmental-policy/

Renewable Liquid Heating Fuel Policies in the Northeast States

A list of current state requirements and incentives compiled by Oil & Energy
A list of current state requirements and incentives compiled by Oil & Energy   StateTypeNameDescription Connecticut Requirement HB6412: An Act Concerning a Low-Carbon… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewable-liquid-heating-fuel-policies-northeast-states/

Northeast Governors Sign B50 Bills into Law

Connecticut and Rhode Island adopt increasing biofuel requirements for heating oil
Connecticut and Rhode Island adopt increasing biofuel requirements for heating oil Higher biofuel blends are coming to some of the biggest heating oil markets in the Northeast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/northeast-governors-sign-b50-bills-law/

Fossil Fuel Ban Back in Brookline

Builders would need to apply for waivers to install heating oil systems in new or significantly renovated homes
Builders would need to apply for waivers to install heating oil systems in new or significantly renovated homes Brookline, Massachusetts — the New England town that garnered… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fossil-fuel-ban-back-brookline/

B50 Coming to Connecticut by 2035

State legislature passes renewable liquid fuel blending bill
State legislature passes renewable liquid fuel blending bill The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA) reports that the state legislature has passed a bill requiring… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/b50-coming-connecticut-2035/

Power to the … International Corporate Ownership?

Maine’s push to create the first statewide consumer-owned utility
Maine’s push to create the first statewide consumer-owned utility In June, the Maine Senate voted against a bill to purchase the assets of the state’s two investor-owned… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/power-international-corporate-ownership/

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