VFDA Fuel Line Newsletter

first_imgStrike Over   Vermont Fuel Dealers Association A tentative agreement has been reached with the 3,200 Canadian National rail employees who were on strike for more than a week. CN employees returned to work(link is external) yesterday afternoon. Delays are expected as the surge of backlogged traffic works its way through the rail network. It will take some time before everything gets back to normal. In collaboration with NPGA, PGANE and our state association partners, VFDA is still working on a regional waiver for propane transports from federal hours of service regulations in response to the logistical issues posed by the work stoppage.Tank MemoThe Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation issued a guidance document (found here(link is external)) which urges fuel dealers to suspend routine inspection of tanks until after the winter is over. Please note that this is not a suspension of inspections on first fills for new customers or first fills on new tanks. The document also provides clarification on hand filling tanks that have been red tagged. More information about Vermont’s AST Regulations can be found at vermontfuel.com/tank(link is external).  TanksThe 2019 VFDA Tank Rebate Program is closed. Since 2018, VFDA and NORA have helped more than 800 Vermonters get a new oilheat tank by distributing over $200,000 in rebates. Our goal is for all Vermonters to have their tanks inspected to ensure they are safe and meet Vermont’s AST regulations. Go to vermontfuel.com/tank(link is external) to learn more.1740 degrees days have been recorded in Montpelier since July 1. That’s 4% more than the ten year average but about the same as last year.__________VFDA Training: Get Certified, Stay Certified.Propane/Natural Gas Continuing Education — December 11 — Rutland  Class full.Propane/Natural Gas Continuing Education — January 8(link is external) — WillistonBasic Oilheat Tech Training — February(link is external) — RutlandPropane CETP  Series — March(link is external) — MontpelierPropane/Natural Gas Continuing Education — March 27(link is external) — BerlinBasic Oilheat Tech Training — May(link is external) — Montpelier__________News of NoteThere are more 50 city governments across the country contemplating regulations that would ban the use of of fossil fuels. Residents of Brookline Massachusetts voted earlier this month to ban natural gas, propane and oilheat(link is external) on all new construction and renovations.Scientists have yet to discover, and entrepreneurs have yet to invent, anything as remarkable as hydrocarbons in terms of the combination of low-cost, high-energy density, stability, safety, and portability(link is external).  Batteries aren’t the solution. At least not yet. The annual output of Tesla’s Gigafactory, the world’s largest battery factory, could store three minutes’ worth of annual U.S. electricity demand. It would require 1,000 years of production to make enough batteries for two days’ worth of U.S. electricity demand. Meanwhile, 50–100 pounds of materials are mined, moved, and processed for every pound of battery produced.Tesla claimed its pickup truck was ‘bulletproof’ — then smashed its windows(link is external) with a metal ball.Vermont’s Commerical Vehicle Enforcement Unit inspected hundreds of trucks last week. Go to vermontfuel.com/crash(link is external) to check out the latest incident report and find out who got stopped and for what.________News from DCA provision extending the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit (BTC) through 2021 was included in the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act proposed by House Democrats earlier this month. The provision also provides for a retroactive extension of all sales from Jan. 1, 2018, to the date of enactment. Should the GREEN Act pass through, the biodiesel tax credit would go down each year from $1/gal to 75-cents to 50-cents to 33-cents before it is phased out in 2025. The Fuels Institute recently released a literature review of the environmental impact of electric vehicles as compared to an internal combustion engine titled “Supercharged: The Environment Impact of Electric Vehicles.” The report notes that while an EV does not have tailpipe emissions, its production and operation still produce significant global climate change emissions due to such factors as the source of electricity charging the battery, energy usage and the efficiency of the vehicle, and manufacturing and production. Overall the report concludes that there are numerous variables that drive the environmental impacts and that “there is no consensus break-even set of conditions that need to occur in order to realize the environmental benefits that the public attributes to the adoption of EVs.” The environmental benefits of EVs are predicated on widespread build-out of infrastructure, electricity generated by renewables, and other variables that can impact carbon emissions. Click here(link is external) to download the study.Copyright 2019 by the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association.  All rights reserved. Montpelier. vermontfuel.com(link is external)last_img read more

Cut to the quick

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Bridget McHugh leads Reeths-Puffer volleyball squad to a win over GR Union

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Latham shines at Eastern Star

first_imgJomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, March 31, Plutaluang – StablefordOur normal schedule here at Plutaluang is to play two rounds on the North and West courses and then for a change, swap to the East and South courses as we normally visit here every three weeks.  Today was different as upon arrival we are told the West was closed for renovation and we were allocated the South and North nines, which made a different combination for us. The cut today was made at 6-16 and 17+ and in division 2, playing off a handicap of 19, Tim Hake scored a remarkable 24 points on the front nine and clung on with only 12 on the back to take the win.  Bob Poole came in second juts one behind on 35 and in third place on count back was Burnie Sinclair, who edged out Alan Bissell 16/13 on the back nine after they both came in with 31 points each.Kari Kuparinen and Ray Gott. The best score in division 1 was a meager 30 points from Walter Weber, two up on Ron Miller in second with 28 and Dennis Scougall finished in third place with 27.Near pins went to Mike Chatt, Dannie Larsen, Ron Miller, Dennis Scougall, and John Williams (2).Tim Hake birdied the fourth on the South course to record the only ‘2’ of the day and scoop the second division rollover pot.Wednesday, April 2, Wangjuntr – StablefordJust a one hour and fifteen minute journey from Siam Cats and it is worth the visit here a couple of times a year to play the two courses.  Today we were on the Valley course with two divisions out and the cut at 6-17 and 18plus.Bob Poole with his hole in one golf bag prize from the previous week.Iain Walsh was the star of the day with his division 2 winning 37 points, a full 10 points ahead of Howard Stanley in second.Ron Miller, playing off 6, topped the division 1 standings with 33 points and Kari Kuparinen, also off 6, placed second with 32.The course was in good condition but there were some wicked pin placements, including one hole where three players putted clean off the green from 10 feet away and almost ended up in the water hazard below.Near pins were claimed by Ron Miller (2), Chris Voller, Toi Blair, Bryan Priestley and Howard Stanley.Kari Kuparinen birdied the 6th and Ron Miller the 13th to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while Burnie Sinclair and Howard Stanley did the same in division 2 after both birdied the 17th.Friday, March 28, Eastern Star – StablefordTwo divisions again today with the cut being almost identical to Wednesday’s game and there were some high scores returned from the 2 flights.The top score came in the premier division from Wilf Latham, playing off 12, and his 41 points left him two clear of Dennis Scougall in second.  Dennis in turn needed a count back to fend off the challenge of Khalifa Nasser, which the former won 19/18 on the back nine.  Khalifa was happy with his third place as he had already sunk a hole in one on the third hole earlier in the day.Ray Gott won division 2 with 37 points, beating Peter Davies 17/14 on a back six count back and Iain Walsh came in third with 36.Near pins went to Khalifa Nasser, Ron Miller, Dennis Scougal, Tim Hake and Tony Holehouse.Both division ‘2’s pots were claimed by Khalifa and his hole in one.  A quick look at his card today after the round showed he had a 1 for the hole in one, a birdie 2, then a 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.  Quite spooky!last_img read more

Hilton team hits the heights

first_imgThe long wait for the Hilton Pattaya volleyball team is finally over after they defeated the 5-time defending champions Asia Hotel in the Thailand Hotels Association (THA) male volleyball competition held recently in the gymnasium of the Pattaya Muang 8 School. With over two months of hard practice the team got its just reward and was helped in no small measure by the fantastic support of their Blue Energy cheerleading team.  Well done Hilton Pattaya!Harald Feurstein, General Manager of Hilton Pattaya (standing 3rd left) poses for a photo with the victorious Hilton Pattaya male volleyball team.last_img read more

Spring League Football will offer veterans chance to shine

first_imgCleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is tackled by the face mask by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Moats was penalized on the play. (AP Photo/Don Wright)If Johnny Manziel or Tim Tebow want to play football again, The Spring League is ready for them.The independent league will debut in April with four teams composed of free agents. They’ll start training April 5 at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, and will play a total of six games there in a three-week span.“There’s a tremendous need for a developmental and instructional league,” longtime NFL scout John Peterson told The Associated Press. “The purpose is to help players get selected for the NFL and other pro leagues in Canada or Arena football.”Peterson, a former scout for the Seahawks and Panthers, will serve as the league’s president. The league isn’t affiliated with the NFL. Brian Woods, who previously founded the short-lived Fall Experimental Football League, is the CEO.“The Spring League will utilize a business model that bodes well for sustainability,” Woods told the AP. “We’ve eliminated the high costs associated with traditional pro sports leagues, including team travel, multiple venues and player payroll.”Players must submit an application along with a nonrefundable $350 fee and they will not be paid to play. Anyone who is not under contract can apply except players who are eligible for the 2017 NFL draft.“This isn’t a tryout camp,” Peterson said. “We want players who have a passion to play and are sincere about the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of scouts and NFL people.”So, Johnny Football and Tebow could play if they wanted. The league is geared toward giving veterans another chance to impress pro teams.“The No. 1 position that needs players to develop is quarterback and the No. 1 valued position on defense is the pass rusher,” Peterson said. “How do we develop them? They need a chance to play live and that’s what this league is all about.”Terry Shea and Mike Westhoff are among the experienced coaches who will be involved. Pro scouts will have access to watch practices, view tapes and interview players each day, similar to the Senior Bowl and NFL scouting combine.The Spring League’s season ends before the NFL draft, so teams could possibly fill a void by signing a player to a futures contract.“This is football. It’s not running the 40 and running around cones,” Peterson said. “They’ll practice twice a day, in full pads. The beauty of this for the evaluators is they have a chance to eyeball these players as they practice, as they watch games and personally visit with them through the interview process.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_RobMaaddilast_img read more

Ronaldo to Blanc: “I’d love to work with you”

first_img 06/11/2015 According to Le Parisien, French daily newspaper, Cristiano Ronaldo told Laurent Blanc that he wants to join PSG at the end of Real Madrid’s clash with them on Tuesday night. Upd. at 13:34 CET Ronaldo has been considering leaving Madrid at the end of the season and the Paris club would love to buy him.  Jordi Carné “I would love to work with you,” he whispered into Blanc’s ear at the end of the game, with the photo of the conversation causing a lot of speculation.  They have enough money to pay his enormous salary and it would allow him to continue to compete at the top level in the Champions League, while still being able to rack up high numbers of goals domestically. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in the last year of his contract and they want to replace him with a top star. However, a deal will not be easy. PSG will have to stump up the cash for a player that Madrid spent €90million on.last_img read more

Ronaldo: Iceland showed small mentality and won’t do anything at Euro 2016

first_img “They scored a goal, they created two chances in the ninety minutes and otherwise they got every player behind the ball,” he said in the mixed zone after the game.  “It was a lucky night for them. We should have three points, but we are OK.” Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Iceland, who are the smallest nation at Euro 2016, came from a goal down to hold Portugal in their tournament debut, but Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was far from impressed with their tactics.  15/06/2016 Cristiano Ronaldo claimed Iceland displayed a “small time” mentality in their draw with Portugual.  He added: “I thought they’d won the Euros the way they celebrated at the end, it was unbelievable.center_img “It was a little bit frustrating, we tried hard to win the game, Iceland didn’t try anything.” And the 31-year-old then went one step further, criticising Iceland for the way they celebrated at the final whistle.  Sport EN “They put the bus in the net, so it’s difficult when one team don’t try but Portugal try and play football and try to win the game. “When they don’t try to play and just defend, defend, defend this in my opinion shows a small mentality and are not going to do anything in the competition.”last_img read more

Bogut scores NBA ring from the bench … and rightly so

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT ENDEAVOUR Hills has an NBA champion. Andrew Bogut didn’t play a minute in the decisive Games 5…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Fuming over hoon nightmare

first_imgBy LACHLAN MOORHEAD A PANIC-STRICKEN Kooweerup woman, who claimed she “lost faith” in the police system after her husband hid…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img