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In this issue...
  • Oil firms are swimming in data they don't use
  • Low oil prices and fossil fuel subsidy reforms
  • Matching HVAC performance to its potential
  • Reminder about the scholarship deadline — March 13
  • Awards deadline — April 1
  • Registration is open
  • BEN? Biodiesel Education Network
  • The supply and demand explanation for the oil price crash stinks
  • Senate clashes with Obama on Keystone XL veto
  • What is digital marketing for a small business?

  • Oil firms are swimming in data they don't use
    Hellenic Shipping News
    McKinsey & Company wanted to know how much of the data gathered by sensors on offshore oil rigs is used in decision-making by the energy industry. The answer, it turns out, is not much at all. After studying sensors on rigs around the world, the management consulting firm found that less than 1 percent of the information gathered from about 30,000 separate data points was being made available to the people in the industry who make decisions.
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    Low oil prices and fossil fuel subsidy reforms
    By Stefanie Heerwig
    In 2014, nearly 30 countries cut down on their fossil fuel subsidies. In countries like Egypt, Indonesia and India, low oil prices have dampened the political cost of implementing these reforms, which have usually been met with public protests. Fossil fuel subsidy reforms have often been referred to as the low-hanging fruit in the fight against climate change. A new report finds that the removal of subsidies on the consumption of fossil fuels could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by between 6 to 13 percent.
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    Matching HVAC performance to its potential
    Energy Manager Today
    High efficiency HVAC systems have the potential to achieve efficiencies as high as 98 percent. However, these ratings are generally only achieved under ideal conditions. Real-world energy efficiency is often much lower. If ducts or radiators are not properly sized for a building or home, for example, the system’s fans will work harder to compensate.
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    Reminder about the scholarship deadline — March 13
    OESP
    If you are planning to submit a scholarship application you'd better act soon. The deadline is fast approaching. The requirements include the application and completion of the checklist. As a tip, complete the checklist first, it will help the individual write their essay. The judges really would like to "know the applicants" and a well written essay will assist them.
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    Awards deadline — April 1
    OESP
    So who will win the Hugh McKee Award in 2015? The Hugh McKee Award is the highest level of achievement. There is also the Service Manager of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Instructor of the Year and Associate of the Year awards. Think about the people you work with at the chapter level, sales personnel, etc. You might want to submit a brief resume explaining why they should be one of our 2015 winners. You can find details on our home page — www.thinkoesp.org.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Better Than New Warranty
    Sid Harvey’s, the world’s largest heating components remanufacturer offers a warranty that is one year longer than new counterparts up to 5 years. We offer over 1,700 remanufactured components to save you time and money on service calls and lower your inventory cost. www.sidharvey.com
     


    Registration is open
    OESP
    Registration is open for our 2015 annual convention and trade show to be help in Hershey, Pennsylvania — May 18-21. Registration is free and so are our technical sessions being held Tuesday and Wednesday. We have quite a line-up of session. To view the classes, visit http://oesptradeshow.org/education/.
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    BEN? Biodiesel Education Network
    OESP
    Everything you need to know about biodiesel can be accessed online. Keep this simple chart handy or bookmark the sites so you have up-to-date information at your fingertips. Share this with your service department.
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    The supply and demand explanation for the oil price crash stinks
    Business Insider
    Oil prices crashed in the middle of last year because U.S. shale oil supply surged and Chinese demand for the commodity slumped, leading to huge oversupply in the market — or so the theory goes. On the surface there is much to recommend this narrative — US supply has continued to rise and China's economy is slowing — but there is a big debt-shaped hole lying right at its center.
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    Senate clashes with Obama on Keystone XL veto
    Fuel Fix
    Congressional champions of Keystone XL failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would authorize the pipeline. Keystone's supporters fell short of the 66 votes they needed in the Senate to override the veto — an outcome that was expected well before the proceedings were underway.
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    What is digital marketing for a small business?
    Business 2 Community
    Digital marketing for a small business is the marketing of a product/service using a number of different channels to reach new and current customers. Posting on Facebook, sending a tweet and sharing a photo on Instagram are just three, simple ways to take advantage of organic traffic. As a small business, there are other ways you can market your business through multiple digital marketing channels.
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