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Renewable Wood Fuels, Part 2: Environmentally Beneficial or a Chronic Problem?

May 22, 2014 by John Miller
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Renewable Wood Fuel and Overall Cost

Wood is considered either a renewable fuel with environmental benefits or a source of particular material emissions that can impact health. If properly managed can the smoke from wood be reduced to levels that mitigate current-future health issues, and benefit the environment like other renewable fuels?[read more]

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Renewable Wood Fuels, Part 1: Environmentally Beneficial or a Chronic Problem?

April 24, 2014 by John Miller
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Renewable Wood Fuels Impact

Wood has historically been one of the most important sources of energy and is currently the second largest source of US renewable energy. But smoke from burning wood is a major cause for past and current world health problems. Should the US regulate renewable wood fuels?[read more]

What Wood Smoke has Taught Me About Fighting Climate Change

February 4, 2014 by Severin Borenstein
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Wood Smoke and Climate Change

While much of the U.S. has been dealing with severe winter weather, California is experiencing a record dry spell. The clear skies have also brought some cold nights and, with them, wood smoke. What I’ve noticed in my neighborhood is that the desire for a cozy wood fire cuts across political lines.[read more]