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Non-Profits & Local Businesses Promote Incentives, Benefits of Local Wood Heat

Winter cold might be the furthest thing from Vermonter’s minds right now, however, now is the time to start thinking about how to heat next winter. Tuesday, June 26th, Renewable Energy Vermont, a non-profit trade association representing Vermont’s clean energy trades, will facilitate a press conference to outline the benefits of using wood heat, as […]

With Rising Price of Heating Oil and Propane, Consumers Can Save a Bundle by Switching to Local, Renewable Wood Pellets

The New Hampshire Wood Energy Council reveals modern wood heating with locally sourced wood pellet fuel is delivering significant heat cost advantages over conventional fossil heating fuels.

New data from NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Fuel Price Survey (January 23rd, 2018) confirms wood pellets are 48% lower heat cost than #2 heating oil, and 121% […]

Event: Coalition to Release 5-Year Plan to Bolster Local, Renewable Wood Heating

On Thursday, November 2nd, a coalition of non-profits, local businesses, and state agencies facilitated by Renewable Energy Vermont will unveil a plan of policy, workforce development, and outreach recommendations to help lower energy costs, boost Vermont’s economy, sustain forestlands, and reduce net carbon emissions.

The plan was prepared as part of the Vermont Statewide […]

REBATES AVAILABLE FOR REPLACING OLD WOOD STOVES

 

REBATES AVAILABLE FOR REPLACING OLD WOOD STOVES Stove Change-out Program to Improve Air Quality Montpelier, Vermont – The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) and the Agency of Natural Resources Division of Air Quality and Climate have teamed up to help Vermonters, that currently heat with wood, get new cleaner burning stoves installed. The […]

Wood Burning and the Environment

Jotul Oslo stove installed in Vermont.Photo courtesy of Friends of the Sun, Brattleboro, VT

Burning wood produces environmental impacts. These impacts are reduced considerably when done responsibly.

Responsible wood heating should be defended from criticism that it is bad for the environment. In fact it should be promoted on environmental grounds.

When we talk […]

CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT FUND ANNOUNCES GRANTS OF OVER $900,000 FOR ADVANCED WOOD HEATING

Grants to Schools, Affordable Housing, and Pellet Supply Companies

Montpelier, Vermont – Commissioner Christopher Recchia announced that the Department of Public Service (DPS) has awarded $913,054 from the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) to increase the demand and supply for local wood heat. The CEDF awarded 11 grants to schools and affordable housing projects across […]

Modern Wood Heat Forum

Modern Wood Heat Forum Tuesday, Sept 15, 6-8pm Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT Online Viewing Option Also Available

Modern wood pellet technology provides clean, efficient, renewable, easy, hands-free heating for homes and commercial buildings.

Experts in modern wood heating will discuss:

Central residential and commercial wood pellet heating technology, including efficiency How pellets are processed, […]

Local Energy: Froling

Froling Energy Introduces a New Renewable Biomass Fuel to New England

By Jim Van Valkenburgh

New England is an ideal region for making use of biomass for heat. Trees are plentiful, the logging industry is mature, sustainable harvesting is common practice and fossil fuel heating costs are high. We have been burning wood for hundreds […]

Vermont Pellet Central Pellet Heater Incentives

Modern, high-efficiency wood pellet central heaters are amazing, with efficiency ratings of 85% or higher, hands-free fuel delivery from truck to storage bin to heater, and less than five gallons of wood ash to deal with for a season of heating.

Now they have gotten cheaper too, with added incentives in Vermont. The […]

$1.6 Million Wood Heating Program for Windham County

Clean Energy Development Fund Releases RFP for $1.6 Million Modern Wood Heating Program for Windham County

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department’s Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) released today a request for proposals (RFP) to design and administer a modern wood heating program in, and for the benefit of, Windham County, Vermont. The CEDF […]