I think whatever works and is affordable is fine. Some folks just plain love to work with wood. They love the adventure, the smell of a Birch, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Ash, Poplar.....God Bless them! ...then the saws...splitters, tractor/excavators/skid steers......the stacking, re-stacking, killing the ants, snake skins, bark all over the place.....(did I forget the smashed up pick-up bodies...and the Emergency Room trips?????)
.....and now on to pellets. Clean, compact, affordable, little ash so easy to clean-up behind.....a self starter burning device......but the fan noise......the computer boards......the augers...
Coal: fire it up, stay warm as long as you remember to take care of the appliance and NO 'Freakin' Creosote to burn your house to the ground.
If it is the worst we have to worry about, then let the pellets live their life-cycle.......keeps the forests thinned and cleaned up, makes local jobs, and except in EXTREME cases, not one swinging dick that says he and his friends want to KILL YOU and your way of life....... Never met and coal person who threatened me or my way of life either....
I am only too happy to keep the local economy fired up and make jobs and lifestyles that I can relate to.
Now, that Ethanol.......stop any time you like, AND make more Cheerios and grain products. Another BAAAAAAAAD idea from good ole Uncle Sam.
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on Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.