NORA releases episode 6 of “In The LOOP with NORA” podcast

October 3, 2023

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has released the sixth episode of its podcast series, “In the LOOP with NORA.” The podcast series looks at how the liquid fuel heating industry lowers carbon emissions from homes, along with an emphasis on heating system efficiencies and technical education. In Episode 6 of “In the LOOP,” four […]

PPATEC September program graduates five new techs

October 2, 2023

On September 15, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC), an arm of the PA Petroleum Association (PPA), held a graduation ceremony for its HVAC & Energy Professional Program. Five new individuals will be making the transition from a student to an employee for the upcoming 2023–2024 heating season. The September 2023 HVAC & Energy […]

USDA offers grants for biodiesel infrastructure

September 29, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for grants through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to support investments in biodiesel infrastructure. These grants will cover up to 75% or $5 million of total project costs to help facilities convert to higher-blend fuels. The fuels must be greater than 10% for […]

Women In Energy Announces Award Winners

September 26, 2023

Women In Energy announced their 2023 Award Winners: WOMEN OF THE YEAR Shelby Schwartz (left) Jessica Reeder (right) Pictured with Judy Garber (middle)

A Chat with Dr. Jenny Frank

September 6, 2023

Wanting to Make an Impact ICM continues its interview series chatting with Dr. Jenny Frank, NORA Research Associate and Assistant Professor at SUNY, Morrisville, NY. Frank’s academic and research activities have been investigating the effectiveness and cost viability of various pathways to carbon reduction. Dr. Frank: I received my Ph.D. from the State University of […]

Are We Done Learning?

Many low-cost educational events are out there, but few people seize the opportunity to learn and grow. Those who do, however, can gain a significant competitive advantage. Professional development and continuing education are critical in many careers, particularly those in which science, technology, laws and regulations are constantly changing. Take the medical field, for example. […]

The Future of Safety Inspections in the Propane Sector

Safety inspections are a propane industry best practice that marketers utilize to maintain customer safety and reduce liability. If you are a propane marketer, it’s likely that you’re completing safety inspections of propane systems regularly for new customers, move-in and move-out scenarios, and systems that have been modified. Something that marketers reviewing this process have […]

Will Regulators Adopt Realistic Clean Heat Standards?

State regulators are quickly approaching a fork in the road when it comes to developing Clean Heat Standards (CHS) and compliance markets. They will either choose program guidelines that are designed only to incentivize the electrification of buildings, or they will choose program guidelines that are designed to reduce carbon emissions from the thermal sector […]

Former ADD Systems VP Roger Keyser has died

August 23, 2023

ADD Systems in Flanders, NJ, has sadly announced the passing of long-time employee Roger Keyser. According to Keyser’s obituary, he peacefully passed away on August 10, just days after his 70th birthday.  In a statement on the social media platform X, ADD shared that “Roger retired in 2021 as the VP of Customer Support & […]

Noritz introduces the No Roof Kit

August 16, 2023

Noritz America, a manufacturer of tankless water heaters, has removed the need for roof access during tankless installations with its new No Roof Kit accessory. In addition to eliminating the contractor’s need to climb on the roof to install venting for the tankless water heater, drilling holes in the wall for exhaust is also no […]