NORA debuts new podcast series

Written on: April 4, 2023 by ICM

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has launched a new podcast series titled “In the Loop with NORA.” The 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.

The first episode of “In the Loop with NORA” investigates how quickly and effectively low-carbon liquid fuels can be integral in reducing a home’s carbon output to below zero. Listeners can hear how Dr. Thomas Butcher, NORA Technical Director, converted his Long Island, NY, house into a Net Zero Carbon Home by partnering Bioheat® fuel with solar panels.

According to Dr. Butcher, “It shows that the liquid fuel industry has a pathway to achieve net-zero emissions very quickly.

“There is a strong value in reducing carbon emissions now—and we can do it,” he added.

NORA’s President, Michael Devine shared that future episodes of the podcast will cover research initiatives, equipment considerations, renewable fuels, carbon reduction and technical education. “NORA and the entire liquid heating fuels industry have been on an accelerated path to eliminating carbon from home heating,” he explained.

Devine added that the new podcast “gives NORA the opportunity to share all this good technical and training information in an easy to digest and entertaining conversational format.”

To hear Episode 1 and future episodes, go to or visit In the Loop with NORA is also currently available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music.