The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) released the first episode of its new podcast series called In the Loop with NORA. The new podcast series looks at how the liquid fuel heating industry lowers carbon emissions from homes along with an emphasis on heating system efficiencies and technical education.

In episode 1, NORA talks with Dr. Tom Butcher, Director of Research of the NORA Liquid Fuels Laboratory in Plainview, NY, for an update on his NORA demonstration home and how this “NET-Zero” carbon home shows negative carbon emissions.

To hear Episode 1 and future episodes, go to or visit