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“Converting to an all-electric system for whole-home heating could cost the average consumer as much as $25,000, and wouldn’t even necessarily guarantee quality comfort. Additionally, upgrading the grid to support mass deployment of heat pumps and electric vehicles would cost billions. On the other hand, biofuels may, in the not-too-distant future, be able to make our customers 100-percent renewable for just a couple hundred bucks in seal and pump replacements.”
Jaime Py, Former President, Maine Energy Marketers Association
Imprudent decarbonization policies are threatening clean energy progress.
After several months of work with Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) officials in Massachusetts, MEMA was able to secure a 25-cent per gallon increase in Margin-Over-Rack payments to retailers delivering to qualified fuel assistance customers.
Following nearly 12 months of work, the Commission on Clean Heat has issued its final report. The Commission was appointed by former Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. MEMA member Charlie Uglietto, President of Cubby Oil & Energy, served on the Commission.
In response to efforts by state lawmakers to ban fossil fuel installations in cities and towns across the Commonwealth, MEMA President Michael Ferrante and Steve Dodge with Clean Fuels Alliance of America submitted a letter to the Boston Globe.