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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/

Industry Priorities Under a New President & Congress

The new federal landscape and what it means for the heating industry
The 2020 election is now behind us — well, sort of. As this issue of Oil & Energy went to press, President Trump had not yet conceded, and control of the United States Senate was… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-priorities-under-new-president-congress/

2020 Federal Election Outlook

A final preview of the upcoming election and possible implications for the heating fuels industry
A final preview of the upcoming election and possible implications for the heating fuels industry In his acceptance speech for the 2020 Republican Nomination, President Donald… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2020-federal-election-outlook/

The Politics of the RFS

Missing RVOs, gap SREs and campaign trail promises
Missing RVOs, gap SREs and campaign trail promises In a webinar on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) held during this year’s Virtual HEAT Show, one attendee typed into the Q&A… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/politics-rfs/

Biofuel & Electrification at a Glance


Charting key regional and state legislation, policies, standards, 
goals and incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Renewable Blending Standards By State
 State Heating Oil On-Road CT B2-B20 requirement in place, dependent on laws in contiguous states (Act 10-74) Department… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biofuel-electrification-glance/

UNBANNED!

The Brookline building code change that would’ve banned fossil fuel hookups in newly built or significantly renovated homes was rejected by the Massachusetts Attorney General
The Brookline building code change that would’ve banned fossil fuel hookups in newly built or significantly renovated homes was rejected by the Massachusetts Attorney General A… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/unbanned/

TCI Moves Forward

Opposition from New Hampshire governor raises concerns among Massachusetts businesses
Opposition from New Hampshire governor raises concerns among Massachusetts businesses We have the economic impact of the coronavirus and high unemployment, but we also have low… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tci-moves-forward/

Heating Fuel Industry Stops an Immediate, Dire Threat

Massachusetts regulators unanimously rejected a building code amendment that would’ve banned heating oil and propane hookups in all newly built or renovated homes statewide
Massachusetts regulators unanimously rejected a building code amendment that would’ve banned heating oil and propane hookups in all newly built or renovated homes statewide The… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-fuel-industry-stops-immediate-dire-threat/

Jones Act Impacts in the Coronavirus Crisis

Is the 100-year-old law helping or hurting the struggling U.S. economy? Maybe both?
Is the 100-year-old law helping or hurting the struggling U.S. economy? Maybe both? 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 a.k.a. the Jones Act,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/jones-act-impacts-coronavirus-crisis/

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