Tag: heating oil

Downstate New York to introduce biodiesel obligation for heating oil

Downstate New York to introduce biodiesel obligation for heating oil

June 27, 2017 |

In New York, downstate New York counties are set to join New York City as national leaders in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating oil, a product called Bioheat fuel.   Legislation passed yesterday by Assemblyman Steve Englebright (A.6954-A) and Senator Phil Boyle (S.B5422-A) would expand the state’s commitment to […]

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Norwegian consumers transitioning to biodiesel heating oil

Norwegian consumers transitioning to biodiesel heating oil

November 14, 2016 |

In Norway, consumers have begun transitioning to biodiesel for heating as fossil fuel-based heating oil will likely be banned by 2020. Some municipalities require the underground oil tanks to be removed while others just want them stabilized by filling them with concrete. Others have had them cleaned to facilitate storage for biodiesel. The government first […]

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Critics urge New York City to vote down B5 proposal for heating oil

Critics urge New York City to vote down B5 proposal for heating oil

September 26, 2016 |

In New York state, the Clean Air Task Force says that boosting New York City’s use of biodiesel in heating oil to 5% from the current 2% will encourage increased palm oil use and therefore higher GHG emissions while Habitmap says the increased demand will lead to more glyphosate use as a result of more […]

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As heating oil prices rise, Massachusetts seeks biodiesel

As heating oil prices rise, Massachusetts seeks biodiesel

November 28, 2011 |

In Massachusetts, where heating oil prices have peaked at $3.91 per gallon, Empower Energy Coop has been producing cooking-oil based biodiesel to promote a cleaner, similarly priced alternative to heating oil. With heating oils costing more each year, suddenly the $4.00/gallon biodiesel becomes a reasonable alternative. The coop is planning on expanding its small production […]

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NYSERDA to provide $6.5M in clean fuel incentives

NYSERDA to provide $6.5M in clean fuel incentives

[ 0 ] April 13, 2011 |

In New York, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced $6.5 million in incentives to help multifamily buildings with five or more units switch to cleaner fuels that will help provide a healthier, cleaner environment for residents and New York City. The program will make it more affordable to switch heating […]

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BioHeat from biodiesel one of Top 5 heating stories for 2011, says HeatingOil.com

BioHeat from biodiesel one of Top 5 heating stories for 2011, says HeatingOil.com

[ 0 ] January 11, 2011 |

HeatingOil.com predicted that Biodiesel-blended heating oil, or BioHeat, will be one of the top five stories for 2011 in the heating oil industry. The industry website cited the rejection of the oil industry’s challenge to the Renewable Fuel Standard and the reinstatement of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit as reasons that the biodiesel […]

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