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Emissions

The Importance of Chimney Care

A Greenwood wood boiler is the most efficient, cleanly-burning option for heating your entire home and all your hot water, but they do still produce some exhaust, and you’ll need a chimney or flue in your home. We’ve noticed that sometimes people don’t realize that care and upkeep chimney—though they’re one of the lowest-maintenance features […]

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Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer

As we close our doors and windows for the winter, Greenwood Clean Energy would like to remind you to remember to change your carbon monoxide (CO) alarm’s batteries. If you do not own one –  now is the time. Carbon monoxide is an invisible killer. It is an odorless, poisonous gas and you can’t see […]

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A Quick Safety Tip: Have your Chimney Inspected!

Earlier this month it was National Chimney Safety Week, a gentle reminder to wood burning homeowners to have an annual inspection by a professional chimney sweep.  Cutting corners and delaying routine maintenance may lead to additional expense in the future.  Even the Greenwood Frontier or that new wood stove you got last year, that produce […]

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EPA Announces Three-year Deferral on Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements

Earlier this week, the Obama administration put a three-year hold on determining the permitting requirements for carbon dioxide emissions from biomass-fired and other biogenic sources.  The surprise delay dealt a blow to green groups’ hopes for stricter pollution controls on wood-burning incinerators, while the biomass industry breathed a sigh of relief. Since the the initial […]

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New York State Adopts Stricter Regulations for New Outdoor Wood Boilers

In a surprise move, two months after putting the regulation on hold, the NY DEC approved stricter regulations for new outdoor wood boilers effective April 15th, 2011. Like many other northeastern states, New York follows the format of much of the EPA voluntary OWHH standard — this includes: emission performance, wood boiler stack height, approved […]

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Draft Air Pollution Rules for Boilers Were Too Strict, EPA Air Chief Says

According to the New York Times, the U.S. EPA is modifying their ruling on industrial boilers. Having taken comment on controversial new regulations for industrial boilers and citing opposition from business leaders and lawmakers, the U.S. EPA now believes that some pollution limits in the draft rules “were simply too tight to be able to […]

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Are Renewable Energy Sources Green?

“The giant oil companies, when left to their own devices, will treat even the most magnificent of nature’s wonders like a sewer,” writes Bob Herbert in his New York Times editorial “Disaster in the Amazon.”He concludes, “The riches to be made are so vastly corrupting, that governments refuse to impose the kinds of oversight and safeguards […]

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