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2010-09-14 11:30:00

Names Added to Waiting List for Rebates of Between $250 to $1,000 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania families interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home heating systems can still apply for rebates to cover a portion of the costs, although they should do so quickly while limited funds are still available. According to the Department of Environmental Protection, all of the $11 million available for the Pennsylvania Home Heating Equipment...

2010-07-26 14:15:00

Legislation Also Requires 2% Biodiesel for All NYC Heating Oil in October 2012 NEW YORK, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An announcement today by New York Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council Speaker Quinn that they have agreed on legislation to cut allowable sulfur levels for No. 4 heating oil in half will improve the health of city residents, according to Environmental Defense Fund. The City Council is scheduled to vote and pass the bill (Intro-194-A) on Thursday. Once the mayor...

2010-07-22 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Comparative Analysis of Residential Heating Systems by Newport Partners LLC, and a free online training course are now available at www.buildwithpropane.com. Commissioned by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the study and training course helps construction professionals navigate through the complex process of selecting home heating systems that are well-suited for their geographic region and their customers' preferences....

2010-07-22 09:11:00

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservation Services Group (CSG) and the Massachusetts Oilheat Council (MOC) today announced a $1.7 million contract from the Mass. Department of Energy Resources (DOER). The program is made possible by federal stimulus (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) funds to support energy efficiency programs in the state. Called the Oil Heat Efficiency Program (OHEP), the pilot is the first of its kind, comprehensive residential energy...

2010-06-23 16:28:00

Action Also Needed to Cut Pollution Caused by Burning Dirtiest Heating Oils ALBANY, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised the New York State Assembly for passing legislation today to dramatically reduce sulfur levels in the commonly used #2 heating oil sold in the state. The State Senate passed the legislation last week and Governor Paterson is expected to sign it into law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-05-28 09:52:00

EDF testifies about how to improve bill that could help meet federal clean air standards NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Cleaning up heating oil is essential to improving poor air quality in New York City's most crowded neighborhoods," according to testimony today about how to improve a bill (Int. 194) to clean up the second dirtiest heating oil (No. 4 oil) burned in city buildings. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) "Cleaning up heating oil is...

2010-01-20 15:22:00

Group Says a 10-Year Phase Out is Enough Time for Buildings to Convert NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised Mayor Bloomberg for addressing the pressing issue of toxic heating oil in New York City during his State of the City speech this afternoon. The mayor pledged that his administration will be "greening the heating fuels used in our schools and big buildings." The mayor's announcement follows an EDF report last month showing that...

2009-12-17 17:12:00

Some of NYC's most iconic buildings polluting our air EDF calls for dirty heating oil phase out by 2020 http://www.edf.org/dirtybuildings NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighty-seven percent of the city's heating oil soot pollution is created by burning the dirtiest heating oils available in only one percent of all buildings in New York City, according to a new report released today by Environmental Defense Fund. As a result of burning this toxic sludge (No. 4 and 6...

2009-11-27 15:00:00

CALGARY, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX/NYSE: CP) and Natural Resources Canada have partnered on an industry-leading biodiesel fuel pilot project under the National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative, announced Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, and Fred Green, Canadian Pacific President and CEO, today. It is the first time biodiesel will be used in Canadian cold-weather...

2009-10-26 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Boro Fuel Oil Co., Inc., a Brooklyn fuel and energy services dealer for 80 years, is going green. On November 1st the company will introduce BioGreen(TM) - a new premium biofuel that's good for heating systems and the earth. Boro Fuel Oil is the first heating oil dealer in New York City to offer BioGreen(TM). A blend of traditional heating oil and 10% soybean oil, eco-friendly BioGreen(TM) premium biofuel is clean, renewable, biodegradable, and non-toxic....


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