Vermont and the US Northeast leads in adoption of wood for heat energy - why is Canada so far behind?
European biomass professionals look at Canada from the outside and wonder why we are so far behind in using wood resources for energy. Our climate is cold and we have 20% of the world's forests. If you only count sustainably managed forest, Canada leads the world in total land area by very far.
So why do we keep subsidizing fossil fuels and demonizing harvesting trees?
The Biomass Energy Resource Cnetre in Vermont has incredible information and resources to press ahead in their region for adoption of wood energy. They've just released a couple of new guidelines directed at school and residential mangers. Great resources that we hope Canadian managers also get their hands on.