2010 Feb. 7: Is it worse for the environment to heat with natural gas, or with a wood burning stove

2010 Feb. 7: Is it worse for the environment to heat with natural gas, or with a wood burning stove?

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onelove (59) 1/6/10 10:30pm
There are pros and cons to both. With the fact that there are now wood burning stoves that are certified by the EPA to produce fewer particles, a new wood burning stove is not as bad as an older wood burning stove. When using natural gas, there is the concern about having to drill for the gas. However, natural gas burns cleaner than wood burning stoves and does not produce the same amount of particulate matter that wood burning stoves do. This website, http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/emerging_biogas_benefits.html, also mentions the fact that it is possible to use natural gas that is renewable. 

Citations: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/burning/woodstoves/101.htm
http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2009/01/winterize-your-home-ditch-your-w…

Read more: http://greenanswers.com/q/96542/homes-buildings/energy-efficiency-weatherization/it-worse-environment-he#ixzz0esegzqn9 

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