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Great article recalling the personal experience of becoming a modern wood heat user by the Forests & Wildlife Director of the @NRCMenvironment "What I Learned from Installing Wood Heat" https://www.nrcm.org/blog/what-i-learned-from-installing-wood-heat/

We'd welcome @JonVigliotti to learn of the whole story about the wood pellet industry. The sector put to good use over 12.8 million tons of residues that looked just like this last year. https://pellet.memberclicks.net/assets/media/PFI_Sustainable_10.12.21_.pdf

Modern wood boilers are essential to transitioning away from fossil fuels.

Today I reintroduced my bill—the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act—to incentivize the use of energy efficient biomass heaters in businesses instead of relying on fossil fuel energy.
https://kuster.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3597

The BTU Act aims to amend the federal tax code to add thermal biomass to the list of technologies that qualify for tax credits for costs related to the installation of residential and commercial energy efficient heaters, wood boilers, and stoves.

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Wood Pellets and Chips Reduce GHG Emissions by 65-100%, New Analysis Finds

June 15, 2021 – WASHINGTON – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and Life Cycle Associates today announced the release of the “Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Fuel Standard Implementation for Thermal Pathways for Wood Pellets and Chips” study. The Study found that biomass fuels, in the form of wood pellets and chips, result in

Congress includes Modern Wood Heating incentives in massive clean energy package

December 22, 2020 – WASHINGTON – Renewable energy, forestry and rural economic development organizations applaud the passage of the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 by lawmakers, which is expected to be signed by the President. The sweeping legislation includes a new investment tax credit (ITC) for high efficiency home heating equipment that utilizes wood

Congress and President Support Woody Biomass in Year-End Spending and Tax Deals

December 20, 2019 – WASHINGTON – In the final week of the 2019 legislative session, Congress passed a $5 million allotment for the new Community Wood Energy and Innovations Program (CWEIP) in the massive $1.4 trillion spending deal, extended the Section 25C Wood and Pellet Stove Credit, and reauthorized the carbon neutrality of biomass policy.

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