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.

wood pile under snow

10/21/2011 - 9:30am

The closing of the Brunswick Naval Air Station leaves behind over 3,000 acres of prime real estate with close to 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, a world class aviation complex, and 1,000 acres of open space.

09/13/2011 - 2:00pm

The September 5, 2011 issue of Mainebiz is all about energy; there is even an article about Green Energy Maine on page 14.  In case you missed the printed issue, here are links to some of the feature stories online:

08/31/2011 - 4:43pm

"Maine Ahead" magazine has a great article in its August issue, entitled, "Roundtable: Energy Leadership" in which it interviews 5 of Maine's energy leaders, representing 5 different types of energy.

08/05/2011 - 12:58pm

“Once the big investments in this most CO2-intensive fossil fuel are made...well, fait accompli. The price at the pump is kept low, for another half-decade, anyway, and then forget about investments in electric cars, or in infrastructure to power transportation with renewable energy.”

07/13/2011 - 3:11pm

Gordon Grimes is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Energy Practice Group. He has spent over thirty years representing the interests of private energy generators, banks, contractors, and other entities in the power generation industry. On June 12, 2011, Gordon was interviewed by Steve D'Agostino of  WICN 90.5 FM, the NPR affiliate serving Central New England.

06/30/2011 - 5:14pm

Now, most of us wouldn't dream of leaving Maine in August. We'd all dread having to travel to Cincinnati to attend these concurrent workshops, but if you are bidding on government contracts for construction or power purchase agreements, you may be glad you did.

06/07/2011 - 5:08pm

The World Affairs Council of Maine, Maine International Trade Center and the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine hosted a symposium on May 26, 2011 to explore the potential impact of renewable energy developments in China, Japan, and South Korea for Maine’s renewable energy future. 

06/06/2011 - 4:28pm

Our former governor, Angus King, caused quite a stir with his op-ed about the alternatives we have in Maine for using gas and oil in the Sunday Press Herald on June 5, 2011. We re-post it here for our readers.

"Energy choices and the No Free Lunch Principle": Critics of wind power fail to acknowledge that it calls for much smaller economic and ecological trade-offs than any other source.

05/24/2011 - 4:26pm

Did you miss a scheduled webinar from the National Renewable Energy Lab's Technical Assistance Program?  Good news: you can still watch them from the archives. Find presentations and supporting materials from past Technical Assistance Webinars for state and local officials on state policies, analysis tools, and financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. 

05/22/2011 - 10:26pm

The Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America needs speakers!  The conference will be held February 14 to the 16 in 2012 in Long Beach, California.