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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/

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/

The Divided States of Fuel

2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey highlights fuel use at state level
2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey highlights fuel use at state level Last month, Oil & Energy published two articles featuring data from the U.S. Energy Information… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/divided-states-fuel/

Solid-State Batteries Are Game Changers

Pilot-stage technology could dramatically extend electric vehicles’ driving range
Pilot-stage technology could dramatically extend electric vehicles’ driving range Electric vehicle owners will tell you that EVs are still a little too expensive. They wish EVs… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/solid-state-batteries-are-game-changers/

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/

Lights Out, Middle America

Grid overseer warns two-thirds of the U.S. is at risk of rolling blackouts this summer
Grid overseer warns two-thirds of the U.S. is at risk of rolling blackouts this summer The North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) has issued a report warning that several… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lights-out-middle-america/

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/

Take a Stand, Turn the Tide

Fighting heating-electrification at the dealer level
Fighting heating-electrification at the dealer level In the movies, one heroic everyman or -woman takes on the big bad villains who threaten their homes. The hero steps up,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/take-stand-turn-tide/

The More Things Change…

Annual Energy Outlook projects a quiet revolution in the U.S. energy mix
Annual Energy Outlook projects a quiet revolution in the U.S. energy mix The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022),… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-things-change/

New Customer Education Resources for Heating Fuel Dealers

AEC introduces infographics exposing The Truth Behind “Electrify Everything”
AEC introduces infographics exposing The Truth Behind “Electrify Everything” The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has developed a series of free consumer-facing infographics that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-customer-education-resources-heating-fuel-dealers/

Oh, There You Are!

Census reveals heating oil market losses less severe than previously thought
Fuel oil’s residential market share has steadily declined over the past several decades as homes across the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions have converted to other heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oh-there-you-are/

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/

Heating Industry to New England Governors: Do Not Repeat Texas’s Tragedy

After grid warning, dealer associations call for moratorium on electric heat pumps
After grid warning, dealer associations call for moratorium on electric heat pumps On December 16, 2021, NEFI and its state association partners delivered a letter to the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-industry-new-england-governors-do-not-repeat-texass-tragedy/

Truck No!

Three Northeast states adopt zero-emission vehicle rules
Three Northeast states adopt zero-emission vehicle rules New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts are the latest states to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks rule to require makers of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-no/

“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/

A Growing or Shrinking Industry: You Decide

We’ve come so far in the past two years, but don’t forget what we’ve lost over the last 10
We’ve come so far in the past two years, but don’t forget what we’ve lost over the last 10 Since September 2019, the liquid heating fuel industry’s federal and state advocacy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/growing-or-shrinking-industry-you-decide/

Fossil Fuel Ban Back in Brookline

Builders would need to apply for waivers to install heating oil systems in new or significantly renovated homes
Builders would need to apply for waivers to install heating oil systems in new or significantly renovated homes Brookline, Massachusetts — the New England town that garnered… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fossil-fuel-ban-back-brookline/

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/

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