The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

State Wood Heating Scorecard

From time to time, I get inquiries about state incentives and regulations on wood-burning stoves and boilers. I try to keep up with the programs in Pennsylvania, but beyond that is too much work for me.

Fortunately, there is a group keeping tabs for us.

The Alliance for Green Heat recently published a state-by-state scorecard which details all the incentives, penalties, etc., for utilization of wood stoves, inserts, and boilers.  I highly recommend that you check it out before making that next wood stove purchase.

The scorecard can be found here.

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