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Whose Heat Pump?

A demographic overview of current U.S. heat pump users
A demographic overview of current U.S. heat pump users As shown on the previous pages, according to the 2020 RECS, 17.75 million people across the U.S. already use a heat pump as… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/whose-heat-pump/

Get a Load of This

Electricity use in New England expected to increase over the next decade, according to 2022 report
Electricity use in New England expected to increase over the next decade, according to 2022 report Power grid operator ISO New England is projecting the region’s annual net… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/get-load/

One Million Heat Pumps (Part 2)

More than half the homes in Maine and Vermont will have one by 2031
More than half the homes in Maine and Vermont will have one by 2031 In June 2021, Oil & Energy published “One Million Heat Pumps,” a feature article on power grid operator ISO… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-million-heat-pumps-part-2/

High-Efficiency Oilheat Equipment vs. Electric Heat Pumps

An energy cost comparison supported by field studies and laboratory analysis
An energy cost comparison supported by field studies and laboratory analysis Today’s electric heat pumps do not provide energy cost savings over high-efficiency oil-fired heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/high-efficiency-oilheat-equipment-vs-electric-heat-pumps/

“Yes, and …”

How to sell biofuel-compatible heating systems in addition to, not instead of, heat pumps
How to sell biofuel-compatible heating systems in addition to, not instead of, heat pumps “Yes, and …” is an improvisational comedy/acting technique that moves the action along… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/yes-and/

One Million Heat Pumps

New England grid operator expects over 1.1 million installations by 2030
New England grid operator expects over 1.1 million installations by 2030 Can your business afford to lose more than half of its customers over the next nine years? Can any… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-million-heat-pumps/

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/

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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