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The Cold, Dark Future of Electrification

Widespread blackouts, high energy costs portend crisis for “electrify everything” movement
Widespread blackouts, high energy costs portend crisis for “electrify everything” movement Power outages plunged more than 4 million Texas homes and businesses into darkness… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/cold-dark-future-electrification/

Loose Screw Economics

Heat pump conversions would unbearably burden both homes and the grid
At the 2019 Heating & Energizing America Trade Show (HEAT Show) in Providence, Rhode Island, Northeast heating oil industry leaders laid out the case for renewable liquid heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/loose-screw-economics/

Industry at a Crossroads

National Oilheat Research Alliance leaders rally around higher biofuel blends
Call it a fork in the road, a crossroads, or a turning point. Whichever phrase is used, the meaning is the same for the heating fuel industry. Policymakers and energy leaders are… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-crossroads/

New England Clean Energy Connect Project Faces Questions

CMP line would bring hydropower from Quebec, but at what cost?
Nine hundred fifty million dollars: that’s the official price tag on Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) proposed transmission line, which would carry up to 1,200 megawatts of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-clean-energy-connect-project-faces-questions/

Giving New Meaning to the Phrase “Oil Pump”

Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory.
Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory. According to a study released… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/giving-new-meaning-phrase-oil-pump/

Should We Promote Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are going through a period of innovation including more widespread availability of ductless, cold climate and gas-fired heat pumps and higher minimum efficiency standards.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is adapted from a May 4, 2016 blog post by the  American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and is reprinted with permission. Heat pumps are… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/should-we-promote-heat-pumps/

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