Welcome to SupportNORA.org - a grassroots effort to promote greater Oilheat efficiency, research and consumer education through the renewal of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) in the United States Congress.
When you hear about the latest in Oilheat efficiency ... invite a certified technician into your home ... learn about the most effective fuel conservation practices ... or read about new advances in heating oil technology or the latest eco-friendly biofuels, NORA is at work.
Through NORA, the Oilheat industry, policymakers, efficiency groups and environmental advocates across the country have joined forces to improve the value and benefits you receive for every gallon of Oilheat consumed.
Not only will this ensure a strong future for a mostly small-business and all-American industry, it will also bring a cleaner, greener, and more efficient product
NORA was established in 2000 when the U.S. Congress passed and then-President Bill Clinton signed into law federal legislation to create the organization. Unlike other federal energy programs, NORA is completely funded at no cost to the federal government.
It permits a small fraction of the wholesale price of home heating oil to be set aside to fund important research and development, energy conservation, safety, training and consumer education initiatives.
NORA was created with a five-year "sunset" or expiration date, and was renewed by Congress in 2005. The program expired again in February 2010 and has not yet been renewed.
You can make a difference in ensuring NORA reauthorization by contacting your members of Congress and asking them to cosponsor and support the quick passage of H.R. 1756 and S.949.
In the current economic and energy environment, the research and development of ultra-efficient fuel technologies, consumer education and conservation are more crucial than ever.
That is why we urge you to learn about NORA
... learn about the bill
... and take action now