National Conference Eastern Energy Expo is Seeking Best Industry Experts to Serve as Speakers; Deadline for Applications is December 1

(October 20, 2016)
Are you interested in sharing your expertise with those responsible for providing energy and home comfort services to millions of consumers in the Northeast? The 2017 Eastern Energy Expo, taking place May 21-25, 2017 in Hershey, Pa., released its open “Request for Presentations,” in which organizers are seeking prominent industry experts to present at the conference. Speaker topics can be far-ranging.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association To Pursue One Fuel Sulfur Standard For PA– Off Road, Diesel, Heating Oil

(October 18, 2016)
At the Fall Energy Conference, Pensylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) voted to pursue the adoption of state rules that would require all fuels—on road diesel, off road diesel and heating oil—to comply with 15 ppm sulfur limits and a 2% biodiesel requirement. The Association has long supported a move to one fuel in the state.  The tremendous savings in transportation logistics… FULL ARTICLE >>

Mitsubishi Electric Solar Installation Energizes U.S. Headquarters

(October 17, 2016)
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. has installed a 369kW solar electric system on the rooftop of its U.S. headquarters in Cypress, California. The system will significantly cut energy costs and reduce pollutants over the next 25 years. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation was founded in 1921 and manufactures a diverse line of products, including building photovoltaic (PV) modules, automation equipment, escalators and elevators,… FULL ARTICLE >>

Slant/Fin Corp. adds Kevin Devine as Regional Sales Manager

(October 12, 2016)
Slant/Fin Corp., manufacturer of Baseboard, Residential and Commercial Cast Iron and High Efficiency Boilers, announced that Kevin Devine has been added to the Sales Management Team as a Regional Sales Manager. Devine brings with him almost two decades of experience in the Hydronic Heating Industry.  The knowledge Devine has gained from a history that includes working in the electronics industry and over… FULL ARTICLE >>

National Grid predicts lower heating bills this winter

(October 5, 2016)
By John Cropley, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY– CAPITAL REGION — National Grid on Tuesday forecast that its customers’ natural gas bills in the coming heating season would be slightly lower than during the typical upstate New York winter. But that’s as far as the prediction goes: There’s no speculation whether the coming winter will be typical. Both of the… FULL ARTICLE >>

BPI Launches the Healthy Home Evaluator Certification Nationally

(October 4, 2016)
(MALTA, NY) October 3, 2016 – The Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced the nationwide launch of the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification. This certification will help the nation’s home performance, weatherization and healthy housing workforce conduct assessments in homes to determine conditions that may adversely affect occupant health and safety. “BPI has always focused on health and safety issues such… FULL ARTICLE >>

Rheem, Fujitsu Announce Collaboration

Partnership will greatly expand both manufacturers’ product offerings
(October 3, 2016)
Jen Anesi, ACHR News– Both Rheem Mfg. Co. and Fujitsu General Ltd. will soon expand their heating and cooling product offerings in their respective markets, thanks to a recently announced strategic collaboration between the two HVAC manufacturers. As part of this agreement, Rheem will begin offering ductless mini-split systems manufactured by Fujitsu to its U.S. customers under the Rheem and… FULL ARTICLE >>

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. is Now Innovation Partner with DOE Zero Energy Ready Home™

(September 29, 2016)
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. announced its participation in the Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home™ program. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (formerly DOE Challenge Home) represents a new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a way to recognize builders… FULL ARTICLE >>

Biodiesel fuel bill headed to NYC Council for vote

(September 28, 2016)
BY Jennifer Fermino, New York Daily News— A City Council bill to increase levels of biodiesel fuel in home heating oil — which supporters say will make the city greener — passed a key hurdle that will allow it to come to a full vote Wednesday. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee Tuesday, with a vote of 4-1.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Energtek Signs Agreement for Acquisition of HOP Energy

HOP services about 80,000 customers
(September 26, 2016)
NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Energtek Inc. (OTC: EGTK) (“Energtek”), a frontrunner in hi-tech natural gas solutions and Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement and plan of merger with HOP Energy Holdings, Inc. (“HOP”) pursuant to which Energtek will acquire HOP for a cash purchase price of $65 million dollars. HOP is… FULL ARTICLE >>
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