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“New York City has been a leader in the green movement, and our local heating fuel industry has led on biodiesel blending. Coordination has been key. So has our industry’s adaptability. We now see a similar story playing out across the entire Northeast as the Providence Resolution aligns our industry with the net-zero by 2050 movement. As local heating fuel dealers and policymakers work to achieve this goal, I think they can look to New York as an example of what can be done when industry and government come together for a common cause.”
Rocco Lacertosa, President & CEO, New York State Energy Coalition
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.