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HPBA lawsuit extended again in hopes of renewed talks with EPA

Posted by Earth Stove on June 30, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit agreed to yet another extension to the lawsuit brought by the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and the Pellet Fuel Institute (PFI) against portions of the EPA’s 2015 residential wood heater regulations. HPBA “hopes to be back in talks with the EPA” said Rachel Feinstein, […]

The Alliance for Green Heat pursues retailers advertising uncertified wood furnaces

Posted by Earth Stove on June 27, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

Six of the nine retailers AGH contacted stopped advertising uncertified furnaces within two weeks Indoor furnaces are usually in the basement, but can be in a garage.  Eitheroption often leads to better fuel storagepractices than outdoor boilers andgreatly reduces jacket losses. On May 15, 2017, EPA regulations took effect that required all wood furnaces to include […]

Coal Heating in the United States

Posted by Earth Stove on June 18, 2017 with No Commentsas , , ,

By John Ackerly & Melissa Bollman Alliance for Green Heat This paper was prepared for the Warsaw Stove Summit which brought AGH and scores of experts in coal and wood heating from 19 countries to Poland in May 2017. SummaryThe US Census Bureau estimates that approximately 127,000 households used coal as a primary heating fuel […]

Hybrid Residential Solar and Thermoelectric Power Generation

Posted by Earth Stove on June 16, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , ,

by Ken Adler, Senior Technical Advisor at the Alliance for Green Heat Some of you may be wondering about thermoelectric wood stoves and why we decided to include them in the 2018 Wood Stove DesignChallenge, which will be held in November 2018 on the Washington Mall.  Our goal of this competition is to support development […]

Thermoelectric Wood Stove, Solar Power, and a Floating Cabin!

Posted by Earth Stove on June 16, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

Guest blog post, by Margy Lutz Finally this winter, our thermoelectric wood stove generator is fully operational. Following our test runs, we placed the pump to recycle cold water down in the lake water under the cabin. In winter, it gets about 5 degrees C (41 F). That’s plenty cold for a good differential between […]

A Response to James Houck’s Indictment of the NSPS

Posted by Earth Stove on May 14, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , ,

A stove being tested atOmni lab, where JimHouck used to work. In the May issue of Hearth & Home magazine, James Houck wrote a lengthy criticism of the 1988 and 2015 NSPS,  Straight Talk”, in which he took the “gloves off … to tell it like it is.” It is essential reading for anyone who […]

All wood and pellet furnaces must be certified by May 15, 2017

Posted by Earth Stove on May 1, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , ,

One of the loopholes in the new EPA regulations about to close The cleanest and most efficientforced air furnace is the MaineEnergy System Auto Pellet Air.It delivers 89% efficiency. One of the big loopholes in the new EPA wood and pellet heater regulations is closing this month.  Small forced air furnaces were required to meet […]

HPBA gets delay in lawsuit to give Trump Administration time to review

Posted by Earth Stove on April 25, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

President Trump shaking hands withhis EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, aprominent climate change skeptic. The Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) moved to delay its lawsuit to allow the Trump administration time to review the settlement proposals that HPBA submitted in 2015 and 2016 and re-evaluate whether some issues can be settled out of court.  The […]

Maryland program helps residents install cleanest stoves on the market

Posted by Earth Stove on March 31, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

Chris Clark manages the clean wood and pellet stove program for the MarylandEnergy Administration. A Maryland renewable energy rebate program established in 2012 has provided assistance to nearly 3,000 to purchase and install cleaner, modern wood and pellet stoves.  The program was designed to help rural families, who were least likely to benefit from solar and […]

Massachusetts first in recognizing efficiency and automation in wood stove program

Posted by Earth Stove on March 18, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

Massachusetts has developed the first wood stove change out program in the country that recognizes the value of automated stoves and stoves that disclose their verified efficiency to consumers.  The 2017 program offers Massachusetts residents between $ 500 and $ 3,000 for upgrades, depending on the stove and income level of the family. The Commonwealth […]