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Industry Survival Fund Update

Voluntary pilot program to begin running in Q4 2021 – liquid heating fuel dealers and wholesalers all across the country will soon be able to join
Voluntary pilot program to begin running in Q4 2021 – liquid heating fuel dealers and wholesalers all across the country will soon be able to join “We will not lie down and die… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-survival-fund-update/

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/

NEFI Proposes Industry Survival Fund

Half-cent-per-gallon rack fee to protect, grow industry for future generations. 70% funds state association efforts, 30% national. Opt-out program would run Q3 2021 to Q4 2024.
Half-cent-per-gallon rack fee to protect, grow industry for future generations. 70% funds state association efforts, 30% national. Opt-out program would run Q3 2021 to Q4 2024.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-proposes-industry-survival-fund/

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/

Category 2 Hurricane Could Cripple Electrical Grid

At least one Northeast state would endure month-long power outages
At least one Northeast state would endure month-long power outages After last winter’s polar vortex devastated the southern region of the U.S., there was a lot of talk about New… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/category-2-hurricane-could-cripple-electrical-grid/

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/

Fallout from Texas Energy Crisis Continues

Death toll climbs as electric grid operator points fingers
Death toll climbs as electric grid operator points fingers In the March 2021 issue of Oil & Energy, we reported — based on then-current news coverage — that more than 30 people… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fallout-texas-energy-crisis-continues/

Bioheat: New York’s Real, Readily Available Carbon Solution

A North Babylon homeowner wanted a green heating solution. What he did not realize was that he already was using green energy with his existing heating equipment. Unfortunately… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bioheat-new-yorks-real-readily-available-carbon-solution/

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/

Accelerating Transitions

Annual Energy Outlook projects COVID-19’s lasting impacts on domestic energy market
Annual Energy Outlook projects COVID-19’s lasting impacts on domestic energy market The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/accelerating-transitions/

Central Maine Power Line Stalled Again

Proposal has cleared final regulatory hurdles but more obstacles remain
Proposal has cleared final regulatory hurdles but more obstacles remain Almost three years after its announcement, Central Maine Power’s proposal for a 145-mile electricity… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/central-maine-power-line-stalled-again/

The Road to Net-Zero Continues

World-renowned energy analysts affirm viability of Providence Resolution
World-renowned energy analysts affirm viability of Providence Resolution “We started this project tasked with answering the question around the Providence Resolution:… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/road-net-zero-continues/

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/

A Ferry Different Approach

Maine’s Casco Bay Lines awarded $3.2M for diesel hybrid ferry
Maine’s Casco Bay Lines awarded $3.2M for diesel hybrid ferry Maine’s Casco Bay Island Transit District will receive $3.2 million in federal funds to purchase a diesel-electric… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ferry-different-approach/

2050 Vision Looks Askew

EIA’s 2020 Annual Energy Outlook offers multiple views of a dynamic future
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO2020), with projections for the domestic energy market through 2050. As always,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2050-vision-looks-askew/

After Providence

Industry task force begins to address questions raised at Northeast heating fuel summit
Last issue, Oil & Energy recapped the Northeast heating fuel summit, aka the Providence Summit, a gathering held September 16 at the Rhode Island Convention Center as part of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/after-providence/

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/

The Road to Net-Zero By 2050 Started Here

Reflections on the “Providence Resolution,” what got us here, and the journey ahead
“Could we have a show of hands from people who support the resolution?” asked event moderator Charlie Uglietto. In an instant, nearly all 300 heating oil professionals in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/road-net-zero-2050-started-here/

Massachusetts’ Green Communities

$14.9 Million Awarded to Communities for Clean Energy Projects
“The projects funded by these grants will allow cities and towns across the Commonwealth to reinvest their energy savings in vital public services like schools, public safety, and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-green-communities/

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