Consumer Education


Stay informed about the future of your energy.

We strongly support action on climate change and decarbonization. We also know that the energy we all need to survive and thrive in our communities must remain RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE.  We are concerned that plans and timelines being put together would take us down a very narrow, expensive and risky path for consumers. 

Bioheat fuel (About Bioheat) is available to consumers now.  It is affordable, renewable and reliable…but it is not being considered a viable option.  Our goal is to keep consumers informed when it comes to energy policy and how it will affect you so that we can all work TOGETHER toward a realistic and greener future.  


  • NYS Climate Action Council
Draft Scoping Plan
The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law in 2019 as one of the most ambitious climate laws in the world. The law created the Climate Action Council (the Council), which is tasked with developing a draft scoping plan that serves as an initial framework for how NY State will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero emissions, increase renewable energy usage, and ensure climate justice.  On December 20, the Council voted to release the draft scoping plan for public comment. 
January 1, 2022 marks the beginning of a 120-day public comment period to receive feedback from the public as the Council works to develop and release a final scoping plan by the end of 2022.

To read more and submit comments, visit Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA): Right Goal/Wrong Path – Learn More


  • New York Carbon Tax

The New York Senate and Assembly are considering a new carbon “tax.”

This tax would affect anyone who buys gasoline, propane, heating oil, natural gas or electricity. You would have to pay more to drive your kids to school, get to work, take a shower, stay warm or cook dinner.  Typical New York residents would pay about $750 in year one and it will increase each year.

For more information, visit NY Carbon Tax

To contact your representative click here: Email My Legislator


  • Good Information

NYISO Report Highlights Tightening Reliability Margins – Full Article

Green Scheme: The Climate Action Council’s Climate Transition Cost Analysis – Read Now

The Empire Center’s Blog is a good resource for updated information and explanations – Empire Center Blog

Smarter NY Energy’s YouTube Channel – Smarter NY Energy on YouTube

National Grid’s response regarding ‘energy in buildings’ – Post Standard National Grid Article

Cheap, Reliable & Renewable: NY Can’t Have It All – The Facts – Link to Article


  • What is Bioheat fuel?

Bioheat® fuel is made by blending ultra-low sulfur fuels with renewable biodiesel.  Bioheat® fuel is ready and available now and it is on the path to net-zero carbon emissions.  It can be used in your heating system today with no cost to convert and is a renewable and reliable heating fuel.  Ultimately, it is better for homeowners, cleaner for the environment, and safer for our communities. 

Beginning in July 2022, all home heating oil must be delivered with at least a 5% blend of renewable fuel.  By 2025 the blend requirement will be 10% and by 2030 it will be 20%.

Learn all about Bioheat fuel here: Better With Bioheat

To read The NYS Governor’s bill, click here: NYS Assembly Bill A7290

To advocate for Bioheat Fuel as a viable option: Smarter NY Energy


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