Podcast Episodes

  • 11.15.22

    Election News

    What Do Midterm Election Results Mean for PHCC?

    This has been a historic, if not unusual, midterm election season. Republicans have just secured a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will be the next Speaker of the House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) are stepping down from their leadership roles, making way for a new generation of …

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  • 11.11.22

    SupplyHouse.com Logo

    Turning Likes into Donations: SupplyHouse.com’s Annual Giving Campaign Returns

    "Trade Tuesday" will support the skilled trades with major donations and giveaways. MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SupplyHouse.com, a leading e-commerce supplier for the heating, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical trades, is planning a major giving campaign that aims to provide generational support to tradespeople...

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  • 11.09.22

    Industry Panel

    Industry Spotlight: A Time to Rise

    Monumental concerns in the industry – from supply chain issues and inflation to electrification and decarbonization – challenge contractors and manufacturers alike to be ready to rise above the fray. On September 28, Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, hit the Florida coast, leaving a trail of destruction...

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  • 08.18.22

    Election News

    Inflation Reduction Act: The Tradeoffs Aren’t Worth It

    PHCC legislative staff is looking through the 700+ page bill to understand its full impact on contractors. Below is what we have learned about the pros and cons of this bill thus far. PROS AND CONS What we like: There are tax incentives for contractors that perform work improving the energy efficiency of their customers’ homes and businesses, and tax credits have been increased for homeowners …

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  • 03.30.22

    Joe Cornetta Headshot

    The Environmentalism of Professional Plumbing & HVAC Contractors

    This op-ed was prepared by PHCC National Vice President Joe Cornetta during recent PHCC of Long Island efforts to oppose a proposed ban of the use of clean-burning natural gas, propane and oil in new construction. See this article for more details.

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  • 03.28.22

    LongIsland

    PHCC on the Front Lines in the Battle to Protect Fuel Choice in New York; Battles Heat up in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

    The New York State Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), and its state and local counterparts across the country oppose efforts to eliminate the use of natural gas.

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  • 03.02.22

    (New York State Senate Republicans, labor leaders, and stakeholders call upon New Yorkers to make their voices heard on the Climate Action Council’s “Scoping Plan”)

    Senate Republicans Urge Public to Reject Albany’s Plan to Hike Energy Costs

    ALBANY, NY – The New York State Senate Republican Conference today called on all New Yorkers to get involved and submit official public comment on the Climate Action Council’s (CAC) draft Scoping Plan and radical efforts to eliminate reliable, affordable sources of energy.

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  • 03.02.22

    PHCC's Mark Valentini

    PHCC Statement at Energy Code Press Conference in Albany, NY

    The New York State Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), and its state and local counterparts across the country oppose efforts to eliminate the use of natural gas.

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  • 02.23.22

    PHCC of Virginia Goes to Richmond to Support Fuel Choice

    PHCC of Virginia leaders visited the state Capitol in Richmond on Feb. 17 to urge state senators to support passage of House Bill 1257, a bill preventing local governments and municipalities in the Commonwealth from banning natural gas connections in new construction.

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  • 12.17.21

    Election News

    Setbacks in Fight Against Gas Bans Will Make for a Rough Start to 2022

    There have been several developments in the past month in New York and North Carolina on the natural gas front. In New York City, the City Council is getting ready to vote on a highly restrictive ban on natural gas that would prohibit gas installations in new construction, and phase out existing connections in existing construction where major renovations are undertaken. Similar legislation  …

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