A Responsible Path to Renewable Heat2021-06-18T16:26:08-04:00

Project Carbon Freedom seeks to advance clean energy legislation that supports the deployment of renewable liquid heating fuel in order to efficiently, affordably and equitably decarbonize the residential heating sector across the northeastern United States.

As an alternative to policy-driven electrification, this strategy:

  • Supports small businesses and farmers.
  • Protects homeowners from the substantial costs and inadequate cold-weather performance of electric heat pumps.
  • Utilizes billions of dollars in existing assets, supply chain infrastructure, and a workforce of more than 160,000 liquid heating fuel professionals to deliver a commercially viable advanced biofuel already in use today.
  • Promotes environmental justice, fuel security and jobs in our communities.
  • Reduces GHG emissions immediately, rather than waiting on decarbonization of the power grid.
  • Takes a significant burden off the region’s electric grid as it struggles to meet increasing winter demand with seasonally hamstrung renewables.
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Project Carbon Freedom advocates for legislation that supports the utilization of domestically produced, renewable liquid heating fuel in order to efficiently, affordably and equitably decarbonize the home heating sector across the northeast United States. We support small businesses and farmers, as well as environmental justice and energy security in our communities.

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Membership is not required to use our advocacy tools, but like any grassroots coalition, it’s imperative that along with strong organization and communication, we show strength in numbers.

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The stakes couldn’t be higher.

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HEATING FUEL RETAILERS SERVE SIX MILLION CUSTOMERS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC.

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OF HEATING FUEL RETAILERS ARE MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES.

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ARE ADDED TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY BY EVERY HEATING FUEL RETAILER ON AVERAGE.

Now more than ever, heating fuel retailers are essential to their customers, their communities, and to ensuring environmental justice in a clean energy economy.
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Situation

Imprudent decarbonization policies are threatening clean energy progress.

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Solution

A responsible path to renewable heat.

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Strategy

Education, legislation & continued innovation.

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Action

Together, we can forge a better future for all.

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The Providence Resolution

Several state and regional liquid heating fuel associations have committed to supporting an incremental decarbonization strategy, known as The Providence Resolution, which sets an industry-wide timeline for transitioning the heating oil supply pool to higher blends of clean-burning, renewable Bioheat® Fuel. Reaching a 50-percent biodiesel blend (B50) by 2030 – with the ultimate goal of 100-percent decarbonization by 2050 – would align with the carbon-reduction targets being set by policy makers around the country, while at the same time boosting U.S. agriculture, protecting consumers from the high costs of forced electrification, and preserving the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans and the multigenerational family businesses that employ them.

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“Moving to B50 and net zero carbon B100 in the future provides significantly more GHG reductions than waiting for future wind and solar—without the capital costs of heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines and updating the electrical grid.”
Scott Fenwick, Technical Director, National Biodiesel Board
“We spent a significant amount of time poring over the data, interviewing many stakeholders, and developing, testing, and refining the content. We came to the conclusion that yes, successfully achieving the goals laid out in the Providence Resolution is achievable. That’s the reality.”
Neal Walters, Partner, A.T. Kearney
“Our industry’s transition to renewable liquid heating fuels offers the quickest, most cost-effective and least controversial path to dramatic cuts in carbon emissions in the Northeast.”
Sean Cota, President and CEO, National Energy & Fuel Institute
“Resolving to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint positions our industry as a key player in the climate change discussions happening in halls of government, local communities and dinner tables across the country.”
Charlie Uglietto, Owner, Cubby Oil
“I’m excited to continue working with our partners in the heating oil industry as they continue the transition to a zero-carbon liquid fuel industry. Their vision and decisive action should be commended. Our industry has a tremendous opportunity in front of us in the Northeast and this resolution solidifies biodiesel’s role as the future of home heating.”
Donnell Rehagen, CEO, National Biodiesel Board

The Providence Resolution

Several state and regional liquid heating fuel associations have committed to supporting a decarbonization strategy known as The Providence Resolution, which sets an industry-wide timeline for transitioning the heating oil supply pool to 100-percent renewable liquid fuel by 2050.

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“Moving to B50 and net zero carbon B100 in the future provides significantly more GHG reductions than waiting for future wind and solar—without the capital costs of heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines and updating the electrical grid.”
Scott Fenwick, Technical Director, National Biodiesel Board
“We spent a significant amount of time poring over the data, interviewing many stakeholders, and developing, testing, and refining the content. We came to the conclusion that yes, successfully achieving the goals laid out in the Providence Resolution is achievable. That’s the reality.”
Neal Walters, Partner, A.T. Kearney
“Our industry’s transition to renewable liquid heating fuels offers the quickest, most cost-effective and least controversial path to dramatic cuts in carbon emissions in the Northeast.”
Sean Cota, President and CEO, National Energy & Fuel Institute
“Resolving to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint positions our industry as a key player in the climate change discussions happening in halls of government, local communities and dinner tables across the country.”
Charlie Uglietto, Owner, Cubby Oil
“I’m excited to continue working with our partners in the heating oil industry as they continue the transition to a zero-carbon liquid fuel industry. Their vision and decisive action should be commended. Our industry has a tremendous opportunity in front of us in the Northeast and this resolution solidifies biodiesel’s role as the future of home heating.”
Donnell Rehagen, CEO, National Biodiesel Board

PCF Makes Headlines

Widespread coverage of the launch of Project Carbon Freedom included a three-page spread in Indoor Comfort Magazine, which featured the initiative on it's March-April cover. The story ran in tandem with an impassioned op-ed by industry leader Paul Nazzaro, who makes a powerful case for Bioheat fuel and calls on heating oil dealers to share their stories.

PCF Virtual Launch Inspires Action

The March 8 virtual launch of Project Carbon Freedom, a coordinated effort by the heating oil industry and National Biodiesel Board to advocate for legislation that supports the growth of renewable liquid heating fuel in the Northeast, generated more than 500 advocacy letters from 14 states in less than 10 minutes.

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