An extremely threatening political climate. Record fuel prices. Rising business costs. A new law that provides huge funding for both biofuels and heat pumps. Heating fuel businesses now find themselves on the precipice of what could be the most significant winter in the history of their industry. Against this backdrop, the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) has orchestrated an event to help these businesses meet the challenges of the day and prepare for the coming heating season.
NEFI has announced that the fourth annual liquid heating fuel Industry Summit will be held Thursday, September 29, 2022 as part of this year’s HEAT Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The Summit will feature two segments designed to address the most immediate opportunities and pressing concerns of today’s heating fuel professionals.
In the first segment, renowned political analyst Jim Ellis will offer his predictions for the upcoming midterm elections. Ellis has 35 years’ experience in politics at the state and national levels and has lent his commentary to numerous TV news shows over his career. Ellis will provide Summit attendees insight into the key races that will determine control of Congress as well as governors’ mansions and state legislatures across the Northeast.
Following Ellis’s presentation, NEFI will respond to the analysis and recently passed federal legislation that directly impacts Summit attendees’ businesses. The so-called Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has turned the world of energy upside-down, with major political consequences as well as massive financial opportunities for heating fuel businesses that know how to seize them. Building on related lessons from this year’s HEAT Show Management Sessions, NEFI will outline an action plan to help ensure Industry Summit attendees’ future success.
Industry Summit IV will conclude with a panel of next-generation heating fuel business leaders from across the Northeast giving attendees the opportunity to “hear about the future of our industry from the future of our industry.” The panel, hosted by Vermont Fuel Dealers Association Executive Director Matt Cota, will feature Derek Lamparelli of Frank Lamparelli Fuel, Jacqueline Hart of Hart Home Comfort, Kyle Price of Tevis Energy, Mallory Corse of Jack F. Corse, Inc. and John Bowman of F.F. Hitchcock Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. What does our new post-IRA world look like to them?
Industry Summit IV will kick off day three of the 2022 HEAT Show, which heating and biofuel market observers regard as the sector’s most influential annual conference. Tickets to Industry Summit IV are included in the HEAT Show Management Track or available as a $50 add-on with any other registration, including the FREE trade-show-only registration. The Summit is sponsored by Bioheat® Fuel with funding provided by Clean Fuels Alliance America and the Nebraska Soybean Board. Tickets also include complimentary breakfast. Registration is available online at HEATShow.com/attend.