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Soy-based home heating takes hold in NYC
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This month, New York City implemented new regulations that require all home heating oil to contain at least 2 percent biodiesel, a blend called "bioheat." Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010 signed an air quality bill which included the Bioheat provision for heating homes and buildings, though phase-in for the blend was complete Oct. 1. Another New York state bill also required a switch to ultra-low sulfur heating oil, which took place in July. More

What the EIA Winter Fuels Outlook means for you
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its 2012 Winter Fuels Outlook, including heating fuel price projections and how those prices translate into what the average residential household can expect to pay in order to heat their home this winter. The Energy Communications Council's John Huber and Kevin Rooney offered the following thoughts in regard to the EIA's Winter Fuels Outlook. John Huber is the ECC's chief spokesman and president of the National Oilheat Research Alliance, and Kevin Rooney is the ECC's primary spokesman and CEO of the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island. More

Attorney General urges quick release of home-heating assistance funds
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Temperatures may still be in the mid-60s, but winter is just around the corner and public officials are already urging the federal government to release home heating assistance "as quickly and at as high a level as possible." In a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Attorney General Martha Coakley wrote that the early release of funds to help low-income homeowners in cold weather states afford heating oil, gas and electric bills will assist Massachusetts in preparing for the cold season. More

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And the winner is ...
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Of course, we all are winners because we are part of a group that cares about one another. That has again been displayed by the Garden State Chapter who held another raffle to benefit Danny Gentile of the New Haven Chapter. Danny is doing much better and will soon be going back home. There is some work that needs to be done to his home and again he can count on his friends from the New Haven Chapter to get that done.

On Oct. 17, the chapter held the drawing for four 2013 season Jets tickets that were so kindly donated by Barbara Gigante of ServPro in Central Union County and Western Essex County. Ken Carr from Dixon Brothers and member of the Garden State Chapter won the raffle. With the help of many, the chapter raised $2,040 for the "Friends of Danny Gentile Trust."

Side benefit of membership
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Dues billing will take place within the next couple of weeks. When you think about membership, it is good to be reminded of why you are a member of a group. The previous article highlights a side benefit, but here is another. A gentleman that has been a long-time member recently lost his job of many years. As with many layoffs, it is tough to learn of these situations.

The good news is that after just a few short weeks, he landed on his feet and he is very excited about the next phase of his work history. When he shared the information he said, that it was the networking from his many years as a member of the association that helped him get the new job.

If you happen to be in the Lancaster, Pa., area
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The Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter invites you to stop by Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, in Lancaster, for an evening of learning — just in time for the heating season. We will have a number of manufacturers and wholesalers on hand to demonstrate their products and Craig Butler, from R.W. Beckett, will present, "A little about controls, a little about burners and a whole lot about how to develop the ultimate tool needed by a Heating Professional: Communication." Doors open at 5 p.m. and the cost, which includes food, is $15 per person. Be sure to bring your techs.

It is all about education
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The Garden State Chapter is hosting a workshop, "Totally Gas," for the Oil Heating Technician. It will cover proper installation and trouble shooting of gas heating systems. All attendees will learn proper gas pipe sizing, purging and much more and they will learn how to check pressures and the use of manometers. In addition to the knowledge they'll gain, each attendee will receive a manometer.

There will be four instructors hosting this full-day seminar, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Costa Del Sol, 2443 Vauxhall Road, Union, N.J. The cost is $89 per student or $75 per person for groups of more than three. To register, call Paul Cuprewich at 973-762-7400 or mail your check, made payable to the Garden State Chapter, to Woolley Fuel Co., c/o Paul, 12 Burnett Ave., Maplewood, N.J., 07040.

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Commissioning the BAS
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Commissioning of building systems is a process that verifies whether the operational building that is delivered not only meets the requirements of the building owner, but also the intent of the design. Successfully demonstrating that a building's HVAC and building automation system is operating correctly is a key component of the process led by the commissioning authority in the functional performance testing phase. However, in order for testing to be successful, a number of activities must be performed with specific processes followed, verifying that all elements are in place and are working together. More

US adding record number of wind turbines
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U.S. wind power developers are installing record-high numbers of turbines in 2012, but that growth could weaken if a production tax credit expires at the end of this year, an industry group says. The U.S. wind industry in August for the first time surpassed 50,000 megawatts of generation capacity — enough to power 13 million homes, the American Wind Energy Association says in a report. More

New Hampshire's renewable energy grants show a $13.5 million surplus
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New Hampshire's renewable energy grant and rebate program is flush with cash after getting nearly eight times more in payments from electric service providers in 2012 than it did last year. The Renewable Energy Fund, which collected $2.6 million in 2011, reported revenue of $19.1 million for 2012 in its annual report released Oct. 1. Now lawmakers will have to decide what to do with the $13.5 million surplus. More

Saving energy in commercial buildings: Setting the example in Philadelphia
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The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, a public-private organization whose largest funder is the U.S. Department of Energy, is leading an ambitious charge to reduce energy consumption in Philadelphia's commercial buildings. The hope is the model can be replicated in other cities across the U.S. More

Key solar energy developments in the Keystone State
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When it comes to solar energy, Pennsylvania is one of the top states in the country. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Keystone State is one of the largest solar employers in the nation. In addition, the solar energy industry in Pennsylvania has had the fourth fastest growth rate in the country over the past two years, and the state's 149 megawatts of installed capacity can provide enough electricity for more than 16,000 households every year. Recent developments in the state show that Pennsylvania's photovoltaics industry is continuing down the path of growth. More

All about the heating oil ETF
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Because heating oil is a low-viscosity petroleum product that is derived from crude oil, its prices are often closely tied to WTI crude. Furthermore, heating oil accounts for about 25 percent of the yield of a barrel of crude, the second largest allocation after gasoline. Although its contracts are not as popular as some of the other commodities listed on the NYMEX, heating oil futures can be used as hedge against diesel and jet fuel prices. The United States Heating Oil Fund from U.S. Commodity Funds is an ETP that affords investors with futures exposure through an equity ticker. More

Tips for cutting costs with direct mail postcard printing
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Direct mail postcards are still one of the most cost effective methods of connecting with customers in a local geographic area. With even a small list of client names and addresses, you can send tailored postcards and keep your brand in front of potential customers. But even with the relatively low price for postcard printing and mailing, there are still some great ways to cut costs. More


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