Tuesday, December 2, 2014

[biofuelwatch] Commercial Use of Wood Energy is Heating Up [1 Attachment]





Commercial Use of Wood Energy is Heating Up

- by Michael Mccord, November 26, 2014, New Hampshire Business Review




New Hampshire's recently released 10-year energy strategy acknowledged an ongoing fact of life for the state's commercial and residential sectors: New Hampshire imports 100 percent of its fossil fuels and natural gas. According to the NH Wood Energy Council, New Hampshire pays more than $1 billion annually to import heating oil, with a large chunk of that paid for by businesses, since the state's commercial sector is the second most dependent on heating oil in the nation, just behind Maine.

As energy customers realized again last winter, this dependence makes the state vulnerable to wild market swings and, in the case of natural gas last winter, shortages due to limited pipeline infrastructure.

That's why, among its many recommendations, the state's energy strategy calls for a greater use of wood as a fuel source...

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--   Editor, The Biomass Monitor  Editor, Energy Justice Now


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