23 Dec '11, 10am

Yulelogs: Eco-friendly Biomass or Serious Health Threat?

Yulelogs: Eco-friendly Biomass or Serious Health Threat?

But now that I’m in the Pacific Northwest, I find a different ethos about wood stoves and fireplaces. We feel good about burning wood; trees are abundant and so is firewood. We know instinctively that burning wood produces particulate pollution, we can see the smoke, but we also trust that the winter rains washes those particles away. Even some of our local experts see wood as a future fuel, a serious source of biomass energy. As University of Washington air-pollution researcher Michael Yost told KCTS 9, “We have a fuel that we can use which is relatively eco-friendly. It’s a renewable resource. So there’s a natural advantage to that biofuel use.”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/yulelogs-eco-friendly...

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