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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/

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/

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