Oilheat Marketing Resources
Growing energy businesses is both a challenging and rewarding process that involves the resources of many organizations and associations. Whether we are creating ecommerce solutions, creating solar business opportunities or developing oilheat marketing communications, we draw on our experience supplemented by some of the resources listed here.
Downstream Energy – Fuels
New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) – Regional business and trade association headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts that represents the home heating fuels industry in greater New England.
Delaware Valley Fuel Dealers Association – Association of full-service heating oil companies in the Delaware Valley of PA.
Empire State Petroleum Association – New York State independent petroleum marketers trade association. A trade association representing 300 petroleum marketers throughout the state of New York.
Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey – The advocate for more than 600 petroleum marketers and industry suppliers doing business in the state.
Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association (ICPA) – An organization of concerned local home heating oil dealers and local gasoline distributors that has been providing an important advocacy and forum for Connecticut’s petroleum marketers since 1950.
Virginia Petroleum Convenience and Grocery Association (VPCGA) – A non-profit, statewide trade association representing the petroleum and food industries of Virginia.
Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association – Organization of independent marketers of branded and unbranded petroleum products.
The Pennsylvania Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association – A not for-profit trade association representing independent retail and wholesale petroleum marketers, suppliers of petroleum products and other related services.
Oil Heat America – Oil Heat America is the source for information on the many benefits of home heating oil. Specifically tailored to consumers, this web site is sponsored by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA).
National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) – a collaborative program established by the oil heating industry to strengthen the industry by improving education and training for employees in the industry, providing customers more information, and developing new products for customers.
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) – The national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the United States. Biodiesel is a domestic, renewable fuel for diesel engines derived from natural oils like soybean oil, and which meets the specifications of ASTM D 6751.
New Jersey Propane Gas Association – We offer safety and educational training, technical and informational seminars conducted by industry experts, representation before the State Legislation and governor’s office, and information to members regarding changing rules and regulations through Legislative and Regulatory Alerts. The NJPGA also promotes the use of propane and provides education to the consumer.
Energy Communication Counsel (ECC) – The ECC’s mission is to improve public knowledge of modern heating oil and oilheat systems and clearly explain the growing role of energy efficiency and renewables in the heating oil sector.
Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) – MEMA has more than 450 members including 230 heating oil, propane, motor fuels and convenience store owners who serve more than 415,000 Maine households and keep nearly 1 million Maine people warm and cozy.
Massachusetts Oilheat Council (MOC) – a business association for heating oil, BioHeat and petroleum products companies. We represent more than 350 companies across the state, including retail and wholesale/supplier operations.
American Energy Coalition (AEC) – 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.
Oilheat Council of New Hampshire – The Oil Heat Council’s Mission is to represent and be a resource to our members by monitoring and communicating pertinent information, regulatory actions and legislation at Federal, State and Municipal levels.
Oilheat Institute of Rhode Island – a member-driven, non-profit trade association, formed on May 24, 1960. The Oil Heat Institute exists for the purpose of promoting the sale of oil heat and to protect and foster the best interests of the consumers it serves.
Vermont Fuel Dealers Association (VFDA) – Supporting those who provide warmth and comfort to Vermonters.
National Alliance Oil Heat Service Managers (NAOHSM) – NAOHSM is dedicated to the advancement of oilheating service professionals since 1954.
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) – the world’s most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information. OPIS began covering petroleum news in 1977 with the launch of the award-winning Oil Express Newsletter. In 1980, OPIS pioneered “rack” price discovery for thousands of wholesalers, and now maintains the world’s most comprehensive database of U.S. wholesale petroleum prices, receiving more than 70,000 rack prices each day.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) – The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
International Energy Agency (IEA) – The International Energy Agency is the energy forum for 28 advanced economies. IEA member governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They also have agreed to share energy information, to co-ordinate their energy policies and to co-operate in the development of rational energy programs that ensure energy security, encourage economic growth and protect the environment. These provisions are embodied in the Agreement on an International Energy Program, the treaty pursuant to which the Agency was established in 1974.
Platts – Platts is a leading global provider of energy and metals information and a foremost source of benchmark price assessments in the physical energy markets. Since 1909, Platts has provided information and insights that help clients make sound trading and business decisions, and enable the markets to perform with transparency and efficiency.
Earthsponse – The premier full-service renewable energy company that offers turn-key solar PV and thermal programs for the nations leading HVAC contractors, roofers and energy marketing companies. Backed by over 25 years of marketing know-how, Earthsponse makes solar simple by providing complete marketing, lead generation, and qualification capability in addition to the technical and product side of solar.
American Solar Energy Society – Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy.
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.
The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association – Represents and serves energy professionals and renewable energy users. We promote the use of solar energy and conservation to improve the environment and create a sustainable future. Organized in 1989.
Northern California Solar Energy Association – NCSEA is a volunteer-based grassroots membership organization established in 1975 by professional and lay solar energy enthusiasts. Its mission is to foster the development and application of solar energy through the exchange of information and is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.
Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) – REV is comprised of renewable energy companies, institutional and academic partners and concerned citizens of Vermont. REV member businesses are leading experts in helping homes and businesses generate their own clean power and heat.
Independent Battery Manufacturers Association, Inc. – The Independent Battery Manufacturers Association, (IBMA), consists of U.S. and overseas lead-acid battery manufacturers and suppliers to the battery manufacturing industry. IBMA is a not for profit organization that exists to advance the technical science of the manufacture of lead-acid batteries; to promote and develop standards of quality; to aid in sound business practices; to help members in advertising and sales promotion; to safeguard standards of honor, integrity and courtesy among members and to encourage and facilitate a better and cordial relationship with the general public.
Light Electric Vehicle Association – The light electric vehicle (LEV) industry has created its own global trade association. Light electric vehicles are not restricted in definition but rather open in terms of weight and number of wheels. We believe products with a single wheel up to four wheel vehicles (such as neighborhood electric vehicles) all fall within our general category. Our goal is promote their use as an alternate form of transportation where we all share the same type of propulsion system.
Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc – The Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc. (GHPC) was established to implement the National Earth Comfort Program. Designed as a new program for the utility industry’s Climate Challenge under the President’s Climate Change Action Plan, this program is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of Energy and other public and private sector organizations.
Wind on the Wires – Wind on the Wires is a collaborative organization that seeks to ensure that bottlenecks in the upper Midwest’s electrical transmission system are removed and that the rules of the road are implemented in a way that puts wind power on a level playing field with other electrical technologies. Wind on the Wires focuses on three primary areas: 1) technical issues 2) regulatory issues 3) education and outreach Wind on the Wires staff welcome your questions, comments and correspondence about these exciting, important issues.
Alliance to Save Energy – The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit the environment, the economy, and national security.
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – For more than 35 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has been at the forefront of all training and education for municipal solid waste professionals. Being the oldest, largest and most well-respected organization in the field, SWANA acts as the leading authority and advocate on solid waste issues. Our mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America.
U.S. Fuel Cell Council – The U.S. Fuel Cell Council is an industry association dedicated to fostering the commercialization of fuel cells in the United States. Our members include the world’s leading fuel cell developers, manufacturers, suppliers and customers.
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association – The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association is a nonprofit organization in the State of Texas with the following mission and objectives: Establish an effective relationship with our local, state, and national governments; Increase public awareness of the “here and now” contribution of renewables, as well as of their vast potential; Aggressively promote the use of renewable energy; Encourage high business and professional ethics and standards; To provide cooperation and liaison with other persons, organizations and institutions having an interest in the utilization of renewable energy in a constructive and beneficial manner; To cooperate in and contribute towards the enhancement of widespread understanding of the various applications of renewable energy; To engage in any lawful activities which will enhance the efficient and economic progress of the renewable energy industry and inform the public of its scope and character, such as, but not limited to, collecting and disseminating trade statistics and other useful information; to carry on and assist in research investigations and experiments; to conduct conferences and produce publications; and to conduct trade promotion activities; To cooperate with such private or governmental bodies, corporations, associations, institutions, societies, agencies or persons as are now or may hereafter be engaged in whole or in part in furtherance of the objectives and purposes herein named.
ECI Wind and Solar – Indiana based renewable energy contractor serving the Midwest. We offer full service, NABCEP certified, turnkey installations, with full warranties for all of our systems. We offer systems design consulting, grant writing services, parts sales, repair, and maintenance of solar electric, wind electric, and solar thermal systems.
Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) – The EWC is a coalition of window, door, skylight, and component manufacturers, research organizations, federal, state and local government agencies, and others interested in expanding the market for high-efficiency fenestration products. Its goals are to double the current market penetration of efficient window technologies, and to make NFRC labeling a near-universal practice in U.S. markets.
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) – SBIC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide. As the foremost national resource for sustainable design and product information, SBIC offers professional training, consumer education, and energy analysis tools. SBIC provides accurate, easy-to-use guidelines, software, and general information about energy conservation measures, energy efficient equipment and appliances, daylighting, and sustainable architecture. The Council is also active in presenting workshops and seminars geared toward improving building energy performance in cities and towns throughout the nation.
Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA) – Sales of deep cycle batteries for batteries, heat pumps, micro hydro generation, photovoltaic cells, solar electric power systems, solar water heating systems, wind power generation, 12v lighting, energy efficient fridges, generators, solar street lighting, solar pool heating, inverters, chargers, solar road studs, battery monitors.
Solar Electric Power Association – The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is your unbiased non-profit resource for information about solar technologies, policies, and programs. SEPA focuses on working with electric utilities, but provides value to all businesses that have an interest in solar energy.
U. S. Clean Heat and Power Association (USCHPA) – The U. S. Clean Heat and Power Association (USCHPA)and its members are committed to deploying efficient, low-polluting technologies throughout the country. The association advocates that combined heat and power receive recognition by U. S. federal, state and local governments as a key environmental and economic development strategy.
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) – EDTA is an international association representing the interest of those involved in the development, production and use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and supporting infrastructure. EDTA serves as the central source of information on all of the technical, market and policy issues surrounding the emergency of electric drive technologies, and serves as the representative of the Americas to the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA).
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) – Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) is a global trade association that represents the semiconductor and flat panel display equipment and materials industries. Founded in 1970 in the United States, SEMI has evolved into a worldwide organization committed to free trade and open markets. The primary goal of SEMI is to help its members expand their global marketing opportunities and improve access to their customers and industry, government and civic leaders. SEMI accomplishes this goal by providing its members with up-to-date, industry-specific information and educational resources needed to manage their company and market their products more effectively.
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association – NCSEA works to ensure a sustainable future by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in North Carolina through education, public policy and economic development.
Electricity Storage Association – The Electricity Storage Association is a trade association established to foster development and commercialization of energy storage technologies. Our mission is “to promote the development and commercialization of competitive and reliable energy storage delivery systems for use by electricity suppliers and their customers. “ESA Goals:- Promote the commercial application of energy storage technologies as solutions to power and energy problems. – Coordinate and attract international interest and involvement in energy storage. – Provide a forum for technical and commercial information exchange between suppliers, customers, and researchers.
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers – The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, better-known in the trade as “AHAM”, represents the manufacturers of household appliances and products/services associated with household appliances. AHAM represents the preponderance of the manufacturers marketing appliances in the United States.
Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA) – The Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA), founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional association of companies involved in the solar energy industry. Members include manufacturers, distributors, contractors, retailers and consultants who provide solar water heating, pool heating and solar electric systems. Research Centers and Utilities also are members.
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association – Headquartered at Oklahoma State University, IGSHPA is a non-profit group supporting the ground source heat pump industry with publications, information, research, and more.
Association for Better Insulation – Association for Better Insulation operates as an international insulation information site that provides consumers with information on insulation, alternative energy, green building, energy auditing, waterproofing and listings of contractors by state or country.
Solar Energy Industries Association – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers. We work to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace. Here, you can find out how to get involved as an individual or a solar business, keep up on the latest solar policy news, and find out about contractors and incentives for buying solar yourself.
Renewable Fuels Association – As the national trade association for the domestic ethanol industry, The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been working for more than 20 years to expand the production and consumer use of ethanol fuels by removing regulatory and marketplace barriers.
ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) – IGTI supports the international exchange and development of information to improve the design, application, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of all types of gas turbines and related equipment. Organizer of ASME TURBO EXPO, the annual gas turbine technical congress and exposition, as well as the Gas Turbine Users Symposium. Publisher of the Gas Turbine Industry Overview, analyzing trends since 1990 in all industry sectors, as well as current accomplishments and future challenges in the gas turbine community worldwide. Short courses, self directed study courses, gas turbine technical papers, newsletter (Global Gas Turbine News).
US Renewable Energy Association – USREA is a volunteer renewable energy advocacy organization. We are made up of members just like you from across the USA. We rely on input, news and perspective from our members and partner companies to help spread the word about technologies that are revolutionary, and have the potential to change the way we power our future. We seek participation from schools, renewable companies, researchers and R. E. enthusiasts to assist with content and perspective, so we can share with others.
Geothermal Energy Association – The Geothermal Energy Association is a trade association composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat uses. Our members have offices or operations in many states and in numerous countries throughout the world. The purpose of the GEA is to improve worldwide business conditions for the geothermal community. To accomplish this, the GEA advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, provides a forum for the industry to discuss issues and problems, encourages research and development to improve geothermal technologies, presents industry views to governmental organizations, provides assistance for the export of geothermal goods and services, compiles statistical data about the geothermal industry, and conducts education and outreach projects.
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) – National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window, door and skylight products. NFRC’s primary goal is to provide accurate information to measure and compare the energy performance of window, door, or skylight products.
California Hydrogen Business Council – The CHBC was organized in 1997 to provide a formal link between various organizations committed to business development related to hydrogen. Membership meetings approximately at quarterly intervals are held regionally within California. These meetings include technical presentations, updates on regional hydrogen affairs, as well as member company activities in the hydrogen field.
El Paso Solar Energy Association – The El Paso Solar Energy Association (EPSEA) was founded in 1978 and is the oldest, continuously active, local solar organization in the United States. EPSEA publishes a monthly newsletter on solar energy and EPSEA activities. The purpose of EPSEA is to further the development and application of solar energy and related technologies with concern for ecologic, social and economic fabric of the region (West Texas, Southern New Mexico, Northern Mexico). In addition to monthly meetings/seminars, EPSEA conducts technology demonstrations, information booths, and conducts project development work related to renewable energy technologies in the Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico. EPSEA is a Chapter Member of the Texas State Solar Energy Society, of the American Solar Energy Society. EPSEA is a registered nonprofit 501 (c) (3)
Business Council for Sustainable Energy – The Council was created in 1992 by senior executives in the natural gas, energy efficiency, electric utility and renewable energy industries in the United States. The Council consists of leading companies and industry trade associations. The organization advocates policies that promote the nation’s economic, environmental and national security goals. Members of the Council represent companies on the cutting edge of efficient, economic and environmentally sound technologies, such as fuel cells, solar power, cogeneration, wind power and natural gas combined-cycle systems.
American Wind Energy Association – AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry – one of the world’s fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world.
Battery Council International – Battery Council International is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of promoting the interests of the international lead-acid battery industry. With more than 175 members worldwide, the Battery Council International (BCI) brings together lead-acid battery manufacturers and recyclers, marketers and retailers, suppliers of raw materials and equipment, and industry consultants.
Biomass Energy Research Association (BERA) – An association of biofuels researchers, companies, and advocates that promotes education and research on renewable biomass energy and waste-to-energy systems.
California Solar Energy Industries Association (CalSEIA) – The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CAL SEIA) was founded in 1977 as a nonprofit solar industry trade association organized by professionals of the solar energy industry, which includes small scale solar thermal, photovoltaic, and solar thermal electric technology companies or others doing solar-related business in the State of California. CAL SEIA members are committed to the advocacy of solar energy in the public, legislative, and policy arenas and pledge to conduct their business in a manner which conforms with its published Code of Ethics. CALSEIA serves as a forum for the discussion of the legal, economic and technical issues affecting the use of solar energy.
Energy Efficient Building Association, Inc. – EEBA is a nonprofit organization that promotes awareness, education and development of energy efficient, environmentally responsible buildings and communities. The strength of EEBA lies in the diversity and talent of its membership, which includes: architects, builders, developers, manufacturers, engineers, utilities, code officials, researchers, educators, and environmental.
Fuel Cells 2000 – Fuel Cells 2000 is an activity of the Breakthrough Technologies Institute (BTI), a non-profit [501(c)(3)] educational organization formed to promote the development and early commercialization of fuel cells and related pollution-free, efficient energy generation, storage and utilization technologies and fuels.
Illinois Renewable Energy Association – The Illinois Renewable Energy Association’s mission is to be a network for sharing ideas, resources and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a resilient future through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and earth friendly technology.
Independent Energy Producers Association – The IEPA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of firms involved with cogeneration, wind, solar, hydroelectricity, and geothermal technologies. The IEPA advocates policies that create market opportunities for the independent power industry.
International Lithium Alliance – The International Lithium Alliance is the focal point for the lithium industry, providing global leadership on all major strategic issues affecting the industry, focusing particularly on economics, the environment and social sustainability. The mission of the International Lithium Alliance is to be the voice of the lithium industry and to provide timely information on lithium. We exist: To educate the general public on lithium; To connect lithium producers, lithium consumers other industries and government; To encourage and enable sustainable development.
New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) – The New York Solar Energy Industries Association, NYSEIA, is an association of solar energy companies and other persons interest in solar energy in New York State. NYSEIA works to help commercial and residential energy users understand how energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy can help them lower energy costs and get their energy in environmentally friendly ways. Joining NYSEIA will allow you to keep up to date on industry news (through the SEIA Journal and trade newsletters). Member dues help support NYSEIA’s educational activities. NYSEIA is actively working with government and utility companies to find win-win scenarios for the increased use of renewable energy.
Southern Solar & Electric, Inc. – Fully bonded, insured state licensed electrical contractor. Certified installer for wind and solar applications.
Utility Wind Interest Group (UWIG) – The Utility Wind Interest Group (UWIG) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to accelerate the appropriate integration of wind power for utility applications through the coordinated efforts and actions of its members, in collaboration with public and private sector stakeholders. Membership is open to utilities and other entities that have an interest in wind generation.