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Conn. Energy Marketers Association Sues State

CEMA: Gov. Malloy's Natural Gas Conversions Violate State Law
(October 21, 2014)
  For months, the battle over Connecticut’s energy future has raged in both the capitol building and the headlines. Soon, it will have its day in court. The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA) announced the filing of a lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court earlier this month against both the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory… FULL ARTICLE >>
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NORA Training Videos are on YouTube

Comprehensive free resource of instructional demos
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Did you know you can access NORA training videos on your laptop, tablet or smartphone from any place at any time, completely free of charge? The National Oilheat Research Association (NORA)’s YouTube channel contains a series of instructional videos, seventeen in total, designed to assist and educate oil heat and HVAC technicians on a variety of topics. The page includes educational videos such… FULL ARTICLE >>

Oil Prices Decline as Supplies Build – Wall Street Journal

By NICOLE FRIEDMAN, WALL STREET JOURNAL
(October 9, 2014)
Oil prices slid Wednesday after weekly storage data showed that U.S. stockpiles grew more than expected last week, as imports rose and refineries processed less crude. U.S. oil prices have now fallen 21% from a peak reached in September 2013, meeting the definition of a bear market. Brent, the global benchmark, has been in a bear market since Sept. 30.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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OSHA Releases New Disclosure Requirements

Reporting Periods Reduced for Fatalities, Hospitalizations
(October 1, 2014)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new record keeping and reporting requirements regarding work-related injuries to go into effect January 1, 2015. Employers will be required to report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours of occurrence. Employers will be required to report any work-related inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours. Fatalities must be reported if they occur within 30… FULL ARTICLE >>
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AREE Confirms Atlantic City Expo in 2015

Contingency Plan Amid Taj Mahal Uncertainty
(September 18, 2014)
There is a lot of uncertainty in Atlantic City right now, but AREE 2015 will be there next spring. With the Trump Taj Mahal’s bankruptcy filing and the uncertainty of its availability for the 2015 Expo, AREE management has created a contingency plan to relocate the show in Atlantic City if needed. As of now AREE is still under contract with the… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Event Schedule

Upcoming PPA Training Sessions for September and October
(September 17, 2014)
Winter is coming, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association’s (PPA) training schedule is in full swing. In addition to Two-Week Basic Bronze Classes in both September and October, programs include training on Beckett Oil burners and a steam heating presentation from Weil McLain. 9/30: Beckett Oil Burners and Advanced Electronic Controls with Craig Butler 10/1 (morning): Steam Heating with Ed Sanders,… FULL ARTICLE >>
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New Mercury Recycling Law in Massachusetts

New Thermostat Recycling Program Met with Criticism and Praise
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In an effort to boost mercury recycling in the state and prevent the harmful substance from continuing to find its way into landfills and water sources, the Massachusetts General Court passed a new state law urging any person or contractor replacing a thermostat containing mercury to deliver it to an appropriate collection site for recycling. The bill, which contains similar language for those… FULL ARTICLE >>

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Event Schedule

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New Mercury Recycling Law in Massachusetts

In an effort to boost mercury recycling in the…
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Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse Returns

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem Inc. brand, will continue…
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