State association meetings are a central part of any regional heating fuel event, but the 2020 Virtual HEAT Show isn’t just regional — it’s online and everywhere. In addition to welcoming our state association partners from across the Northeast, we are extending an open invitation to any and all heating fuel associations across North America. The 2020 Virtual HEAT Show offers a secure and interactive platform to connect your association with the larger heating fuel industry and its leading decision makers. You will be able to host virtual association meetings and attend those hosted by your fellow associations.
NEFI’s mission is to strengthen and advance the market for liquid heating fuels through innovation, policy, education, and advocacy.
Working for our members, and in collaboration with our association partners, NEFI is committed to being a powerful voice for the industry, a center for exploring issues and developing strategies, and a resource for industry education at all levels.
Since 1942, NEFI has been a leading voice for wholesale and retail liquid heating fuel distributors. Our members are mostly small, family-owned and -operated businesses that deliver warmth and comfort to millions of American homes. These Main Street businesses often develop close relationships with their customers and local communities, and are recognized leaders in energy efficiency, conservation, and safety. Their future, and the next generation’s success, is our main focus.
Since its inception, NEFI has been a fierce advocate for the home heating industry before policymakers regionally and in Washington, DC. NEFI opened an office in Washington, DC in 2009 and relocated its legislative staff to better advance this vital mission. As a full-service 501(c)(6) trade association, NEFI offers annual trade shows, business conferences and other networking opportunities; regulatory compliance assistance and education; a drug and alcohol testing program; weather alerts; health, life and disability insurances; and more. We publish the premier industry magazine, Oil & Energy, and an e-mail newsletter with the latest developments from around the region, the industry and the nation’s capital.
NEFI’s Education Foundation, Inc. (EFI), a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, conducts industry research and education to advance the executive and professional development of our members.
About Connecticut Energy Marketers Association
The CEMA is a thriving organization with more than 585 members with 13,000 Connecticut-based employees whose priority is to strengthen and protect the future of the petroleum industry.
In 2004 CEMA created the ICPA Education Foundation, under which operates the Association’s Technical Education Center. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization providing excellence in technical training for the 4000 professional licensed oil heat technicians who work in the trade in our state. Since 2004, our technical school has been certified by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education as a private, vocational technical school.
The CEMA keeps members up-to-date on the latest legislative and regulatory proposals from our state and federal government, and defends the interests of all petroleum marketers throughout the state of Connecticut. The collective strength of our membership provides the platform by which the petroleum industry can continue to flourish, by working with government regulators to promote, preserve and protect our industry in today’s business climate.
About New York State Energy Coalition
New York loves Bioheat® fuel, and Bioheat® fuel dealers love the New York State Energy Coalition - the voice of the Bioheat® fuel industry in New York City's five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. The Coalition is a tireless advocate, constantly monitoring and steering the policies, regulations and issues that affect our members and their customers. We work closely with government officials and allied associations to address any business problems that arise. We believe that Bioheat® fuel is the best heating fuel for for our region, and we stop at nothing to represent the industry's interests.
Burlington, MA 01803
About Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association
The Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA), established in 1955, has been and continues to be the sole voice for the heating oil industry statewide.
MEMA represents the industry before state and federal lawmakers, regulators, and policy makers; and a host of state agencies that operate programs impacting the heating oil and the Bioheat industry. MEMA is also responsible for creating and implementing all programs funded by the National Oilheat Research Alliance in Massachusetts.
About Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island
The Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island is a member-driven non-profit trade association formed on May 24, 1960. The Energy Marketers Association of RI exists for the purpose of promoting the sale of heating oil/Bioheat® and to protect and foster the best interests of the consumers it serves. The association disseminates information to members of the heating oil/Bioheat® industry, the consuming public and to elected and public officials. The Association will cooperate in the promulgation of reasonable laws, ordinances and regulations affecting the Petroleum Industry in general. Energy Marketers Association members strive to achieve a standard of excellence, with a desire to provide their customers with the best possible service.
Each year the Association hosts several technical, educational and social events for members and friends. Please visit www.warm4ri.com for more information. Due to COVID-19 all social events will be postponed until 2021.
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MULTI-EMPLOYER APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Did you know that EMARI has a multi-employer apprenticeship program? How does it work? Roberta Fagan administers the program offering support services and assisting employers with registering apprentices, as well as maintaining documentation for the duration of the apprenticeship. Contact Roberta for more information and to register your apprentice!
We are please to let you know that EMARI's "Fostering Fuel Talent" program has been awarded an implementation grant to expand the Real Jobs Rhode Island program.
Led by the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island, Fostering Fuel Talent will create new recruitment pathways and strategies, provide training opportunities and reduce licensing barriers, and develop advancement opportunities and job placement assistance for delivered fuel and service providers to join the growing energy efficiency sector.
The grant will enable us to reach, train and re-train potential technicians and drivers to strengthen our future workforce. We are honored that the state has recognized the value our industry offers to both the economic and environmental sectors.
About Maine Energy Marketers Association
The Maine Energy Marketers Association, or MEMA for short, is a non-profit 501c(6) trade association representing more than 300 members, including 125 heating oil, propane, biofuels and motor fuels providers as well as convenience store owners. Our members own and operate 70% of Maine’s 1,300 convenience stores, selling more than one billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel, and distribute more than 90% of all the propane sold in our state each year. MEMA also has more than 175 associate members who provide goods and services to Maine’s petroleum dealers and their customers.
About Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire
The Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire is committed to supporting local heating oil providers and promoting the use of oil heat in New Hampshire. Membership is also open to propane and other HVAC companies. Members have access to benefits, including training sessions, networking events, and industry news updates.
EMANH offers a variety of training for oil heat professionals in our state. From certification renewals to full courses, EMANH training sessions are designed to promote continuing education for technicians, customer service representatives, and more.
Resources for New Hampshire oil dealers and HVAC providers to develop their services and grow their customer base. Explore consumer outreach tools like marketing materials that promote oil heat, industry advancements, and customer rebates.
About Women in Energy
Women in Energy is a national association founded by established members of the oil and energy industries with years of experience under their belts. Our goal is to create a community for energy professionals focused on education, mentorship, and growth. We offer advancement tools for women currently working in the energy industry and promote opportunities for future careers in our field. Membership is available for individuals (women and men) and corporations that wish to further their professional development within in the oil and energy industry.
10% discount on all memberships from Aug 1 – September 23rd. Use code: 2020VirtualSpecial on our website https://wewomeninenergy.com/.
About National Oilheat Research Alliance
NORA stands for The National Oilheat Research Alliance, it was authorized by Congress in 2000 to provide funding that would allow the oilheating industry to provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot water to the American Consumers. As a government sanctioned “check-off” program, $0.002 is collected at the wholesale level on every gallon of heating oil sold. While it is mandatory, the benefits greatly outweigh the minimal cost.
The four key arms of NORA are Consumer Education, Professional Education, improving energy efficiency and safety, and Research Consumer Education allows NORA to reach out to the consumer and show that oilheat is a clean, safe, efficient and modern form of heating. This communication is essential to the industry’s survival. Professional education, through the Technician Certification Program, provides continuing education, training and certification for oilheat service technicians. Lastly, NORA funding has helped a number of manufacturers to develop highly efficient heating equipment, such as condensing boilers and furnaces, variable speed furnaces, variable burners and number of other technologically advanced, highly efficient products.
Additionally, improving the basic fuel has been one of NORA’s highest priorities and has resulted in Bioheat® fuel…clean, environmentally friendly, American grown.
NORA also funds a number of projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory researches new heating methods and fuels as well as addresses tank and storage issues, delivery and fuel quality.
About National Biodiesel Board
Representing America’s clean diesel replacement fuels, the National Biodiesel Board will advance the interests of its members by supporting sustainable biodiesel, renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel industry growth. NBB serves as the industry’s central coordinating entity for technical, environmental, and quality assurance programs and will be the strongest voice for its advocacy, communications, and market development.
Biodiesel, renewable diesel, and renewable jet fuel will be recognized as mainstream low-carbon fuel options with superior performance and emission characteristics. In on road, off road, air transportation, electricity generation, and home heating applications, use will exceed six billion gallons by 2030, eliminating over 35 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions annually. With advancements in feedstock, use will reach 15 billion gallons by 2050.
About American Energy Coalition
WHO WE ARE
The American Energy Coalition is a grassroots organization that advocates for Oilheat and the dealers who sell it. Formed in 2008, we represent Oilheat dealers throughout the United States, as well as manufacturers of Oilheat equipment and other professionals and vendors who work in Oilheat.
The American Energy Coalition supports the independent companies that provide Oilheat to American consumers and businesses. Oilheat dealers operate in a highly competitive environment, competing against utilities that work aggressively to lure Oilheat customers.
The utilities devote enormous resources to denigrating Oilheat with misleading information, and the Coalition helps consumers understand the truth by promoting the strengths of the fuel and its providers and countering the misleading information proffered by the utilities.
The American Energy Coalition has made many huge strides in our efforts to advocate on behalf of the heating oil industry and spread the truth about natural gas. However, we’re only just getting started. Click here to view some of our accomplishments thus far, and look out for more great things to come.
The American Energy Coalition is funded completely by voluntary donations, and it is these contributions that allow us to protect the interests of heating oil companies and their customers. Please click here to see a list of our supporters, and click here to make a donation. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you and for you.