Suburban Propane donates to reforestation effort in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Includes downtown beautification
(2021-04-08 16:22:55)
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is supporting reforestation efforts in the North Bay region of Northern California with a undisclosed monetary donation through its SuburbanCares imitative. The reforestation effort, spearheaded by Santa Rosa’s Downtown Action Organization, follows devastating wildfires in 2019. Suburban Propane’s donation will help fund the replacement of dead trees throughout a full block of Santa Rosa’s downtown area,… FULL ARTICLE >>

Blue Cow Software adds personnel

Six hires in the past few months
(2021-04-07 17:42:43)
Blue Cow Software has announced the hiring of new personnel. Hailing from the hospitality industry, Suheidy Ventura has been appointed as an Implementation Specialist. Bob Adams, former Project Manager at Copyright Clearance Center, has been named an Implementation Specialist as well. Former financial call center supervisor Michael O’Neil has also joined the company as an Implementation Specialist. Bill Farley comes… FULL ARTICLE >>

OESP reveals Eastern Energy Expo live classes agenda

Set for May 24-26 virtually
(2021-04-07 14:40:04)
Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) has announced the schedule of live classes to be held during the 2021 Virtual Eastern Energy Expo. The expo is set for May 24–26, 2021 and is completely online. Free attendee registration coming soon, OESP said.     For more info, visit https://www.easternenergyexpo.com/   FULL ARTICLE >>

Carrier donated $250K to Habitat for Humanity ‘Home is Key’ campaign

Fundraising to continue through April
(2021-04-06 18:23:30)
Carrier is supporting Habitat for Humanity International’s “Home is the Key” campaign with an initial $250,000 donation. The company will continue to raise awareness throughout the month of April by engaging its distributor and dealer network and employees through advertising, social media and digital outreach efforts. Launched in 2017, “Home is Key” aims to unlock more families’ futures with homeownership… FULL ARTICLE >>

Stories behind energy issues in Texas’ winter storm emerge

Complicated energy grid relies on many sources
(2021-04-05 16:43:53)
According to an article in The Texas Tribune, the recent energy crisis in Texas following an unusual winter storm was the combination of many factors, and involved energy sources of all types, both fossil fuel-based and renewable. Read more here: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/05/texas-regulators-winter-storm/ FULL ARTICLE >>

Heating oil industry fights effort to eliminate Mass. rebates

Popular rebates, loans provided by the Mass Save program would be eliminated
(2021-04-01 21:11:18)
Article courtesy: Boston Globe By Jon Chesto, Globe Staff                             The state’s heating oil industry is fired up about a proposal to take away energy-efficiency rebates from their customers as part of a state-led effort to wean homeowners off fossil fuels. At issue is a set of… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Suburban Propane donates to reforestation effort in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is supporting reforestation efforts in the North Bay region of Northern California with a undisclosed monetary donation through its SuburbanCares imitative. The reforestation effort, spearheaded by Santa Rosa’s Downtown Action Organization, follows devastating wildfires in 2019. Suburban Propane’s donation will help… READ BLOG >>
Blue Cow Software adds personnel
Blue Cow Software has announced the hiring of new personnel. Hailing from the hospitality industry, Suheidy Ventura has been appointed as an Implementation Specialist. Bob Adams, former Project Manager at Copyright Clearance Center, has been named an Implementation Specialist as well. Former financial call center… READ BLOG >>
OESP reveals Eastern Energy Expo live classes agenda
Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) has announced the schedule of live classes to be held during the 2021 Virtual Eastern Energy Expo. The expo is set for May 24–26, 2021 and is completely online. Free attendee registration coming soon, OESP said.     For… READ BLOG >>
Carrier donated $250K to Habitat for Humanity ‘Home is Key’ campaign
Carrier is supporting Habitat for Humanity International’s “Home is the Key” campaign with an initial $250,000 donation. The company will continue to raise awareness throughout the month of April by engaging its distributor and dealer network and employees through advertising, social media and digital outreach… READ BLOG >>
Stories behind energy issues in Texas’ winter storm emerge
According to an article in The Texas Tribune, the recent energy crisis in Texas following an unusual winter storm was the combination of many factors, and involved energy sources of all types, both fossil fuel-based and renewable. Read more here: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/05/texas-regulators-winter-storm/ READ BLOG >>
Opinion piece offers suggestions to meet Maine’s greenhouse emissions goals
According to an opinion piece by the Maine Monitor, Maine is on track to install 100,000 air-source heat pumps by 2025 to boost the use of renewable energy and replace oil heat burners. However, Maine is the state most reliant on heating oil, with 60%… READ BLOG >>
Heating oil industry fights effort to eliminate Mass. rebates
Article courtesy: Boston Globe By Jon Chesto, Globe Staff                             The state’s heating oil industry is fired up about a proposal to take away energy-efficiency rebates from their customers as part of… READ BLOG >>
Energy North Group acquires 22 businesses in Northeast
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Texas A&M develops energy-saving HVAC material
Texas A&M University announced that researchers in its College of Engineering have developed a polymer with enhanced dehumidification properties. This organic material could help develop more energy-efficient systems with a smaller carbon footprint, considering HVAC systems (which often contain dehumidifiers) guzzle around 76% of the electricity… READ BLOG >>
Maine senators want to encourage heat pumps to save costs
Article courtesy: WGME (CBS) 13, Portland, ME PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s U.S. senators are working on a proposal to incentivize less expensive heating and cooling units in homes. Mainers often pay high heating prices because of the state’s long winters and reliance on heating… READ BLOG >>