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Hydrogen fuel projects from Proton Energy funded by DOE
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The U.S. Department of Energy has invested $1.4 million into Proton Energy Systems, a leading manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen production systems, which will be used to fund two projects that the company has embarked upon. Proton Energy Systems, which is also known as Proton OnSite, has been at the heart of establishing a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the U.S. More

How to conserve energy amid intense heat
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VideoBriefTemperatures in Omaha, Neb., have been over or close to 100 degrees for weeks. "We are trying to do whatever we can to kind of minimize the affects of it, especially on our electric bill," said Omaha Public Power District customer Paula Lukowski. Dave Swett works in OPPD's customer service department, specializing in heating, air conditioning and building science. He says Lukowski's home is perfect to demonstrate ways people can conserve energy, even with this intense heat. More

Facebook revamps its small business resource site
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Facebook for Business, the social network's resource area for small and mid-sized agencies, has undergone a significant revamp to help SMBs get more from the site. Whether you're a small business owner just getting started on Facebook or if you want to know what's new on the site, the newly updated page is for you. More

PowerMate®: More Than Just Stair Climbers

PowerMate® wants you to complete your move without hassle. That’s why they have developed the world’s first interior tailgate lift called the LiftGate. It has a lifting height of up to 40” and can lift loads up to 500 lbs safely into your vehicle. PowerMate® is your complete moving solution. Call now for the July SPECIAL. 1-800-697-6283

The fuel revolution that is changing the world — and us    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Colorless, odorless natural gas is changing the world geopolitically and economically in ways undreamed of even five years ago. It is a giant upheaval of which President Barack Obama is both the beneficiary and the victim. He benefits because low natural gas prices are helping consumers and industry. And he is undermined by them because the cheap gas is savaging his dreams of "green" energy alternatives with scads of jobs attached. More

 Updates from OESP

Relaxation, fun, learning and networking
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Put these four things together and what do you get? An Oilheat Retreat of course! The old Pennsylvania city of Scranton will be the place to be Sept. 27-30. We have something for everyone at this event — including the kids.

It all begins Thursday. Ralph Adams, National V.P. and Education Co-Chair will launch the first module of our new initiative — the Home Comfort Specialist Academy. This new program is designed for "sales people." In the energy business, a sales person needs to be better informed than his customer. And he or she needs to have basic information so they can offer their customer the best solution for their indoor comfort. We've all heard the comparisons of good, better and best — well that is the way a system should be quoted too. Give the customer a choice but be armed to explain each category. It isn't all about price.

You can attend this first module, How to Sell a Warm Air System with Air Conditioning, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Radisson Hotel, Scranton, Pa., 12-6 p.m. And because it is tied with our Oilheat Retreat — it is free to attend. Just sign up from our website or call 888-552-0900 to reserve your spot.

Coming to Timonium MD — Sept. 12
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We have contracted Dan Holohan to do his famous seminar, Dead Men's Steam at the Holiday Inn, Timonium MD — 5 p.m. The school starts with a buffet and then Dan will speak until about 8:45 p.m. This all technical seminar will make you familiar with the many types of old steam heating systems and what goes wrong with them. Dan's easy-to-follow explanations will have you seeing inside these old systems. You will be a much better troubleshooter after this one!

We have reserved just 50 seats — so sign up today on our home page — The cost is $129.00 per person.

 In The News

Market for filters to purify indoor air is booming
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This is the latest forecast in Air Filtration and Purification World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company. The East Asian market will account for nearly one-third of all sales in 2013. This is due to a number of factors. The number of commercial and residential buildings is growing rapidly. More

Summer financial checklist for small business owners
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Now that summer is well under way, our focus is often on beaches and barbecues, not necessarily business finances. Yet the mid-way point is the perfect time to review the financial and tax health of your business. Financial planning is an ongoing process for small business owners and taking actions now can help you lower your 2012 taxes and put you in a stronger financial position for the year ahead. More

Sainsbury's renewable energy plans
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Sainsbury's announced it will power 100 of its stores with underground renewable heat as part of its efforts to cut carbon emissions by 2020. The supermarket chain signed agreements with E.ON and Geothermal International, in which both companies will install geothermal heat pump technology at the stores to provide energy efficient heating, hot water and cooling. It claims this will reduce each stores' carbon emissions and energy consumption by up to 30 percent each. More

UCLA: Clear solar film means power from windows
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Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a transparent film that may be affixed to glass and other surfaces to capture sunlight and generate electricity. The film is suitable for windows in highrise buildings, car sunroofs and consumer electronics such as the back of Apple Inc.’s iPad, Yang Yang, a professor at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute, said in an interview. The film may eventually be sprayed on to surfaces, a low-cost process that would bring cheap solar energy to a broad range of new products, he said. More

Carrier marks 110 years of making the world into a cooler place
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What started as an invention to control humidity in a New York printing plant in 1902 has forever changed the way people around the world live, work, and play. July 17, marks the 110th anniversary of the invention of modern air-conditioning by Dr. Willis H. Carrier, inventor and founder of Carrier, provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. More

What's this going to cost me?
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An average contractor could spend tens of thousands to launch energy performance contracting, but the profit potential makes it worth the investment. As with anything else, energy performance contracting has a cost. That being said, performance contracting can be a huge profit center. Each HVACR company will implement performance contracting in its own way based on how it is going to offer the services, who is going to perform the tests and who is going to repair the problems found. More


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