As many years as I've been heating with cordwood, I’m getting just a wee bit tired of splitting and stacking and carrying it all here and there.  Those folks with the pellet delivery trucks might just have something there.

Wood Heat Blog Posts


Mainers have been heating with wood since forever, and it is a no-brainer since we have so much wood available.  The new wood pellet heat technologies offer another way to go about using wood for heat.  Let's hear from the experts on wood heat and also from the users about their experience with it.

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04/06/2012 - 2:02pm

Pinnacle Model PB-150 wood pellet boiler installed in a home.The following ode to wood pellet heat was kindly contributed by Sharon Thompson, a writer in Orland, Maine:

03/21/2012 - 11:05am

Mainers looking for alternative heating sources are increasingly looking at wood pellet heat. In this video, MPBN's Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks interviews Bill Bell of the Maine Pellet Fuels Association and Fortunat Mueller of Revision Energy.  Many important questions that YOU may have are answered here.

02/18/2012 - 7:14pm

The Maine Energy Education Program (MEEP) and Maine Huts and Trails are excited to announce a partnership in conservation through education.

02/11/2012 - 5:09pm

Bill Bell, the Executive Director of Maine Pellet Fuels Association, has kindly contributed the following list of articles that have appeared around Maine in the past few months about heating with wood pellets.

12/19/2011 - 2:47pm

On December 2, 2011, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched  the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) initiative aimed at advancing clean energy generation in Indian Country.

The initiative provides federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

11/29/2011 - 3:35pm

From now until December 31, 2011, the editors of and Renewable Energy World North America magazine are accepting nominations for their annual Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards. Let's put Maine on the map.

11/20/2011 - 3:25pm

On November 15, 2011, The Environmental and Energy Technology Council (E2Tech) and its partners held an event heralded as the launch of Maine's Clean Tech Corridor. While it was safe to witness this launch from a mere distance of 5 feet or so, the potential economic power of the Clean Tech Corridor may be formidable, indeed.

11/07/2011 - 5:11pm

On Novmber 3, 2011 Brunswick Landing and the E2Tech Council held an event to introduce the public to the clean energy redevelopment potential at Brunswick Landing and the vision for building the Brunswick Renewable Energy Center (BREC).

10/28/2011 - 2:08pm

On October 27, 2011, a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals announced a new citizens initiative to increase clean energy in Maine in order to increase energy independence, create jobs, control energy costs and cut pollution. The coalition has established a new group, Maine Citizens for Clean Energy, which is beginning to gather signatures for the November 2012 ballot.

10/26/2011 - 12:51pm

Several years ago, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce led out and created the “GoGreen Expo” to support the region’s emerging green and sustainability sectors.  This year, the Chamber will expand this popular event to include businesses from four "pillars", matched to Maine’s major emerging business sectors: Health & Wellness, Innovation &