Is wood still Maine’s golden goose for home heating?

Posted July 06, 2009, at 3:19 p.m.

Over a year ago, when home-heating oil was selling at $4 per gallon, the state began

leading the charge toward cellulose-based fuels, such as wood pellets. This winter,

heating oil may again be $3 per gallon or more. Has enough been done to move the state

away from fossil fuels? What should be done? Should tax incentives be implemented to

encourage the commercial use of wood pellets? Or is wood not the answer? Does it cause

too much pollution? Is natural gas a better option?

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