Promoting the Biomass Stove Tax Credit

As you know, the biomass stove tax credit of $300 was extended for purchases made since January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2020. Tax forms are now updated, and tax preparation software should also reflect the extension of this credit. Download our quick reference one-pager on what consumers need to know. Visit HPBA's website for … Continue reading Promoting the Biomass Stove Tax Credit

New U.S. Federal Law Impacts Licensing for Spouses of Military Personnel

A new law was enacted recently that impacts a small group of Americans: spouses of military personnel who have an occupational license whose spouse is relocated due to a permanent change of duty station to another state. Over 34 percent of military spouses work in fields that require a state license in order to practice. … Continue reading New U.S. Federal Law Impacts Licensing for Spouses of Military Personnel

Biomass Stove Tax Credit Has Been Extended

Thank you to everyone who reached out to their Senators in the last 24 hours. The biomass stove tax credit was passed by Congress earlier today, December 19, 2019. The President is expected to sign the bill tomorrow, which contains over 1,500 pages of funding measures. So, time to get promoting! What products qualify?  Anything … Continue reading Biomass Stove Tax Credit Has Been Extended

HPBA Government Affairs Academy set for July 2020

The sharp increase in local cities banning – or considering a ban of – natural gas in new homes has sparked tremendous interest in the 2020 Tom Pugh Government Affairs Academy (GAA), to be held in Washington, DC, on July 20–23, 2020. This program is designed to empower local members to be better advocates at the … Continue reading HPBA Government Affairs Academy set for July 2020

HPBA Day on Capital Hill a Success

On Thursday, October 24th, nearly 30 HPBA members met with more than 60 congressional offices to promote changeout program legislation and biomass stove tax credit legislation. For our HPBA members, this was their chance to talk with members of Congress and their staff about the issues impacting our industry and their local businesses. We built … Continue reading HPBA Day on Capital Hill a Success

Have You Downloaded Your NSPS Retailer Toolkit?

Over the past few months, HPBA has received many questions from retailers and distributors about requirements under Step 2 of the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for Residential Wood Heaters (NSPS), set to go into effect on May 15, 2020. HPBA created a toolkit with information that all retailers need to know. Resources include an … Continue reading Have You Downloaded Your NSPS Retailer Toolkit?

Industry Welcomes Proposed EPA Revisions to NSPS

Sell-Through Would Provide Critical Relief for Retailers, Consumers and Manufacturers The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) welcomes the release today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of proposed revisions to regulations affecting wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and warm air furnaces. The publication, known as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), contains … Continue reading Industry Welcomes Proposed EPA Revisions to NSPS

HPBA Launches “Save Wood Heat” Campaign

HPBA launched a new campaign in September to promote industry’s efforts to extend the effective date of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and make corrections to the regulation. Savewoodheat.org provides the public and policymakers with more information about the NSPS and its impacts on different products. The website contains links to news articles, fact … Continue reading HPBA Launches “Save Wood Heat” Campaign

NSPS Extension Legislation Moves Through Senate Committee

The HPBA-supported legislation, S. 1857, to extend the effective date for three years (from May 15, 2020 to May 15, 2023), was finally voted on by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on September 18, 2018. During the markup, EPW Democrats offered an amendment that would: (1) strip the extension language; (2) … Continue reading NSPS Extension Legislation Moves Through Senate Committee