Get Email Updates!

Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Bulk Pellet Bin Incentive – public comment

The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) is proposing a new incentive to encourage Vermonters that heat with wood pellets to install a bulk pellet bin instead of relying only on the plastic 40 lb. bags of pellets. The incentive will provide Vermonters with a voucher worth up to $3,000 for the installation of a bulk […]

Funding for Commercial Advanced Wood Heat Installations Announcement and RFP

Windham Regional Commission Request for Grant Proposals Installation of Advanced Wood Heat System in Commercial Buildings Date of Release: March 22, 2019 Proposals Due: April 15, 2019 Windham Wood Heat (WWH), a Windham Regional Commission program, is seeking grant proposals from commercial establishments in Windham County seeking to convert from fossil fuel heating to advanced […]

US Dept. of Agriculture Announces Grant Opportunity to Community Scale Modern Wood Heating

The US Department of Agriculture has announced its 2019 Wood Innovations Grant Program. This year grant funds can be used for design engineering as well as construction of community-scale (e.g. schools, municipal buildings, public works facilities, hospitals) modern wood heating plants. Grants of up to $250,000 are available, and require match funding. A total of […]

Designing For Wood Heat Training to be held

November 14 at Goddard College

Renewable Energy Vermont, Vermont’s Forest, Parks & Recreation, and Efficiency Vermont invite architects, builders, and facility managers to attend a special workshop training Designing for Wood Heat on Wednesday, November 14th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

Participants will learn about […]

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 […]