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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/

Inside the CLCPA

An update on New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
An update on New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act The New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) was signed into law in July… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/inside-clcpa/

DOE Launches National “Clean Heating” Initiative

Campaign focuses solely on electric systems, with zero mention of advanced biofuels
Campaign focuses solely on electric systems, with zero mention of advanced biofuels On May 17, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced a new national initiative that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/doe-launches-national-clean-heating-initiative/

Wind Ho!

Biden’s offshore wind plan bolsters New England’s clean energy goals
Biden’s offshore wind plan bolsters New England’s clean energy goals Bringing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind online by the end of the decade is a pretty ambitious goal for the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/wind-ho/

Ban Bans

While communities in some states are making laws preventing new fossil fuel hookups, others states are making laws preventing communities from doing exactly that
While communities in some states are making laws preventing new fossil fuel hookups, others states are making laws preventing communities from doing exactly that Imagine waking… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ban-bans/

Massachusetts Lawmakers “Doubling Down On Net Zero”

Controversial climate plan benchmarks adoption of electric vehicles and heat pumps
Controversial climate plan benchmarks adoption of electric vehicles and heat pumps In March, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a sweeping climate change bill that headed back to the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-lawmakers-doubling-down-net-zero/

RIN Prices Approach All-Time Highs

Biodiesel blending credits have surpassed the $1 mark
Biodiesel blending credits have surpassed the $1 mark The prices of renewable identification number (RIN) credits — the compliance mechanisms used for the Renewable Fuel Standard… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rin-prices-approach-all-time-highs/

Unwrapping the 2021 Spending Package

Omnibus bill includes numerous energy provisions of interest to heating fuel dealers
Omnibus bill includes numerous energy provisions of interest to heating fuel dealers Before adjourning for 2020, Congress approved a fiscal year 2021 omnibus appropriations and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/unwrapping-2021-spending-package/

It’s Happening Now

Heating oil and propane targeted for extinction in Massachusetts
Heating oil and propane targeted for extinction in Massachusetts In December 2020 and January 2021, Massachusetts lawmakers, Governor Charlie Baker, and energy policymakers… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/its-happening-now/

The TCI-P Is the Wrong Plan at the Wrong Time

There are better climate solutions than an arbitrary cap-and-spend program
There are better climate solutions than an arbitrary cap-and-spend program Mandate emission reductions by any means necessary, arbitrarily reinvest the money, and make consumers… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tci-p-wrong-plan-wrong-time/

The Jones Act in a Clean-Energy Economy

Can 100-year-old legislation be applied to 21st century technologies?
Can 100-year-old legislation be applied to 21st century technologies? 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Known as the Jones Act, section 27… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/jones-act-clean-energy-economy/

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