Longtime HPBA CEO Jack Goldman has announced his plan to retire at the end of 2022. The Board has created an Executive Search Committee and retained the services of a recruitment firm to identify the new CEO. Jack has been with HPBA for 21 years, originally working as General Counsel and Director – Government Affairs. He was named CEO in 2006. His leadership has been a steadying force during some turbulent times for the industry. For more information about the search for t
As the HPBA Government Affairs team prepares for state legislative sessions to start, we anticipate that forced electrification will continue to find its way into the discussion, and not just on the West Coast. Whether in state legislatures, city councils or in building codes and regulations, environmental advocates are looking to hastily and fundamentally change energy consumption in the United States.
New York’s City Council enacted a gas ban just last month that goes in
In November 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better (BBB) Bill, sending it over to the Senate for deliberation. The $1.75 trillion social policy and climate change bill includes language that affects the hearth industry in various ways. Since then, BBB has stalled in the Senate. Prospects for passage are unclear at this time, but will surely be an administration priority between now and November’s midterm elections. From the current language i