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In this issue...
  • Field Controls updates indoor air quality reference guide
  • EIA: US crude oil stockpiles rise for first time since April
  • Canada's carbon emissions rules sparks hopes for Keystone pipeline
  • A chance to take the new NORA Gold Warm Air/Air Flow class
  • Summer is a grand time
  • NBB announces webinars on consumer advertisinge
  • No. 6 heating oil now illegal in New York City
  • Combining solar with ground heat pump is energy, cost efficient
  • What's the difference between a code and a standard?
  • New York sees strong growth in solar power installations
  • How Obama's new proposed overtime rule affects your business
  • How to track the money in your business
  • How to turn an angry customer into your biggest asset

  • Field Controls updates indoor air quality reference guide
    Fuel Oil News
    Field Controls has released an update to its indoor air quality reference guide for contractors and distributors. With over 50 pages of helpful information, it includes the fundamentals of indoor air quality plus complete product details, specifications, wiring diagrams and installation options.
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    EIA: US crude oil stockpiles rise for first time since April
    Reuters
    U.S. crude oil inventories rose in late June for the first time since April, while gasoline stocks decreased unexpectedly, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on July 1. Crude inventories rose 2.4 million barrels to 465.4 million in the week to June 26, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 2 million barrels. Distillate stockpiles, which include diesel and heating oil, rose 392,000 barrels, the EIA data showed, versus expectations for a 1.6 million-barrel increase.
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    Canada's carbon emissions rules sparks hopes for Keystone pipeline
    OilPrice.com
    TransCanada Corp. has written to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arguing that new Canadian rules on emissions should persuade him to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed $6.4 billion project would carry an estimated 830,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska, then link up with Keystone's existing line, which would take the oil on the final leg to the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
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    A chance to take the new NORA Gold Warm Air/Air Flow class
    OESP
    On Aug. 5, Ralph Adams will teach this new class at Kalarahi Resorts, a new property in the Poconos. The class will begin at 8:30 a.m. This event is tied with our summer forum to begin that evening and into the next day. To register and pay online, follow the "Read More" link.
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    Summer is a grand time
    OESP
    Spend time outdoors. Yes, you'll have to dodge some raindrops, but get out there, enjoy the sunshine and take advantage of some of the summer events the chapters are hosting. For example, the Delaware Valley Chapter is hosting their annual Dale Knob Golf Tournament this week, the Garden State and Long Island Chapter are hosting fishing trips and the Long Island Chapter just had their annual golf tournament. You can view some of the golf pictures on the chapter's website.
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    NBB announces webinars on consumer advertising
    Oil & Energy Online
    The National Biodiesel Board will host a series of webinars in concert with WCVB-TV Channel 5 and I-Heart Radio this month. Many are calling Bioheat a "game changer" in the home heating market. NBB will be conducting a 30-minute webinar entitled "Cooperative Advertising, Why It Works." Six sessions are available in July. Take the time to be proactive in marketing today's new heating oil — bioheat — to your customers.
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    No. 6 heating oil now illegal in New York City
    Capital New York
    July 1 marked the final deadline in a four-year crusade to rid New York City of the dirtiest form of home heating oil, and city officials say the battle is nearly won. The NYC Clean Heat program was among former mayor Michael Bloomberg's signature environmental initiatives. It called for all city residential buildings to get off of Number 6 oil, the heaviest and dirtiest variety, and convert to Number 4 oil, Number 2 oil, both of which are cleaner. As of July 30, the affected buildings were 95 percent in compliance, officials said.
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    Combining solar with ground heat pump is energy, cost efficient
    Energy Manager Today
    The energy- and cost-efficiency of buildings and areas can be improved by combining a ground heat pump with solar heating, according to the results of a project led by VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. VTT used ecological hybrid solutions to enhance the efficiency of heat and electricity production in buildings and found that a hybrid solution combining a ground heat pump with solar heating is the most efficient and has lowest lifecycle costs.
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    What's the difference between a code and a standard?
    Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    Do you know the difference between a code and a standard? In plain English, a standard consists of technical definitions, procedures and/or guidelines that specify minimum requirements or instructions for manufacturers, installers and users of equipment. A code is a standard that has been enacted into law by a local, regional or national authority having jurisdiction so that the engineer or contractor is legally obligated to comply with the code.
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    New York sees strong growth in solar power installations
    The Associated Press via North Country Public Radio
    New York state has seen a significant increase in solar power in the last three years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on July 6 that installed solar power generation have tripled since 2011. That's just more than twice the rate of the entire U.S. over the same period. While solar power remains a relatively small source of electricity in the state, the governor says the rapid growth reflects state efforts to encourage renewable energy.
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    How Obama's new proposed overtime rule affects your business
    By Jessica Taylor
    An important change in the American workplace is occurring — and it could affect you and your business. A proposed new rule regarding overtime pay would mean increased paychecks for up to 5 million workers, according to the Obama administration. A proposed adjustment to the Fair Labor Standards Act — establishing the 40-hour workweek and rules for working overtime — would raise the salary threshold for overtime for the first time since 1975.
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    How to track the money in your business
    Intuit
    You work hard to make money in your company, but what do you do to keep track of it all? Most small business owners don't pay enough attention to their cash. Many times, it's just an afterthought behind all the other daily operational issues. For others, it's a mysterious black hole where they hope the money will be when they actually need it!
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    How to turn an angry customer into your biggest asset
    American Express OPEN Forum
    We've all had customers who were less than satisfied. Maybe your first inclination in those situations was to run and hide, hoping the issue would resolve itself. Instead, it's smart to know how you can turn these customers from raging against your brand to being your biggest fans — while improving your customer service standards along the way.
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