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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 […]

Fourth Wood Stove Competition to focus on automation and electricity generation

Posted by Earth Stove on February 26, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

Today, the Alliance for Green Heat announced the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge, returning to the National Mall in Washington, DC in November 2018.  The 2018 event will be free and open to the public and includes rigorous testing of the next generation of technology that can make wood stoves consistently cleaner, more efficient, easier […]

Wooden and pellet stove rates increase 3% in wake of new EPA laws

Posted by Earth Stove on February 24, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

Since the EPA declared stricter emissions rules for wood and pellet stoves, charges increased by an average of 3% more than a two-12 months time period when altered for inflation, based mostly on a evaluation of seventy seven common stove versions. Without having inflation, prices enhanced by an average of four%. The Alliance for Eco-friendly […]