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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by firefighterjake, Jul 23, 2008.
I think the Maine oil dealers are blowin it out the poopa.
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Well, solid fuel does release more particulate matter and inhalable particles (PM10 and PM2.5) than oil or gas.
However, wood is considered to be CO neutral.
Edit - but lets not start with the burningissues.org gang again!
Smart oil dealers in Maine and elsewhere will transform themselves into energy companies with solar, wind, geothermal and, yes, wood components. The rest will be out of business in the very near future.
As long as oil prices remain high, no politician is going to stick their neck out against burning wood.
If oil drops to $40 per barrel, I'd be nervous.
If oil drops to $40 a barrel...I would be buring oil and not pellets. I am a lazy ass....sorry that's just the way it is.
I can bet a pellet stove can be designed to be much better than it is now.
Did anyone see what the person who did the study has worked on in the past?
Just more waste of taxpayer money from our Arrogant friends down in Augusta. Love all his buzzwords. If I was gov i would cut all these contracts and hand out pink slips to these types. let these folks see if they could cut it in DPS (Dreaded Private Sector)
What are they going to tell all those people this winter when heating oil assistance is not available. What are they going to say when we hit an oil crisis and oil has to be rationed. Too many factors in play that can disrupt oil supply, a pellet stove makes a great alternative heat source.
It sounds like the oil dealers are trying to play catch-up because they are being left behind as we switch fuels. I did hear a comment one time that the oil dealers are the same companies that used to be the coal dealers when that was the popular fuel no maybe this is a natural evolution for them.