wood fuel

Choosing a New Wood Stove

Posted on April 21,2015 by ScottG in heat

Patricia Appelbaum is in the market for a new wood-burning stove, one without a catalytic element, to provide mostly supplemental heat for her 1,600-square-foot home. There are a lot of models to choose from, and that's part of the problem.

Visiting a District Heating Plant in Austria

Posted on April 21,2015 by Andrew Dey in Austria

Annette, our daughters and I just spent a week in Flachau, Austria, with Annette’s family. Flachau is not far from the Austrian city of Graz, where Annette lived until she was twelve years old. Thirty years ago, Flachau was a sleepy farming village, and today it’s a bustling ski town.

Masonry Heaters Burn Hot and Clean

Posted on April 21,2015 by AlexWilson in burning wood

Over the past two weeks I’ve written about wood stoves and pellet heating. This week I’ll focus on another way to burn wood cleanly and efficiently: using a masonry heater.

Quebec Town Bans Wood Stoves

Posted on April 21,2015 by user-756436 in Energy from Biomass

##Town Orders Existing Wood Stoves to Be Removed## HAMPSTEAD, QUEBEC — The town of Hampstead, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, has banned the installation of wood stoves and ordered all existing wood stoves to be removed within the next seven years. The new bylaw covers stoves, fireplace inserts, furnaces, and boilers that burn wood or wood pellets, all of which must be removed by November 3, 2015.

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