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The Inflation Reduction Act: What’s in it for Heating Fuel Dealers?

NEFI summarizes “the most impactful piece of federal legislation” in industry history
NEFI summarizes “the most impactful piece of federal legislation” in industry history DISCLAIMER: This article highlights provisions of interest in recently enacted legislation.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/inflation-reduction-act-whats-it-heating-fuel-dealers/

Renewable Liquid Heating Fuel Policies in the Northeast States: 2022

A list of current state requirements and incentives compiled by Oil & Energy
A list of current state requirements and incentives compiled by Oil & Energy   State Type Name Description Connecticut Requirement HB6412: An Act Concerning a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewable-liquid-heating-fuel-policies-northeast-states1/

Boston Seeks to Ban Fossil Fuels in New Buildings

10 other Massachusetts communities will do so under a pilot project
10 other Massachusetts communities will do so under a pilot project In August, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced she intends to file legislation to give the city a local option… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/boston-seeks-ban-fossil-fuels-new-buildings/

What Voters Think About Energy and Electrification

Results from the heating oil industry’s largest consumer survey in modern history
Results from the heating oil industry’s largest consumer survey in modern history Do voters support electrification? Do they understand its ramifications? Is climate change an… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-voters-think-about-energy-and-electrification/

Renewing Rhode Island

The state with the nation’s first statewide Bioheat® fuel requirement will also be the first to achieve 100% renewable electricity
The state with the nation’s first statewide Bioheat® fuel requirement will also be the first to achieve 100% renewable electricity On June 20, 2022, something happened in the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewing-rhode-island/

Western Drought Hits Extremes

Water management experts call for actionable solutions
Water management experts call for actionable solutions The West is currently facing a historic mega drought. In the southwestern U.S., scientists have called this the worst… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/western-drought-hits-extremes/

Better Late than Never

EPA releases final volume standards for 2020-2022 Renewable Fuel Standard
EPA releases final volume standards for 2020-2022 Renewable Fuel Standard The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a package of actions setting biofuel volumes for… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/better-late-never/

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/

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