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Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Will Cater to Europe's Energy Needs

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

U.S. pellet exports nearly doubled last year to 3.2 million short tons and headed mostly to Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. European nations, particularly the UK, are using wood pellets to replace coal for electricity generation and heating.

As Temps Drop, Many New Yorkers Are Without Heat

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 12.05.2012 | New York

Last week, the Bloomberg administration gave a stern warning to owners of buildings that have lacked heat or hot water since Hurricane Sandy: Fix the ...

Ask Mr. Green: What's the Best Type of Furnace?

Sierra | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Sierra

Whatever you end up choosing for your heater, try to cut waste: Proper insulation, caulking, and duct sealing can work wonders. Turn the thermostat down to 55 or 60 degrees when you're away or sleeping,

5 Ways A Renter Can Save On Wintertime Heating Bills

Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Q: I rent a shared two-bedroom apartment in Boston that’s somewhat of an anomaly in this “heat and ...

Mild Winter Yields Strange Economic Patterns

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Out of a relatively balmy winter have sprung some economic surprises. People have more cash in their pockets because they aren't turning u...

The Winter Danger That May Surprise You

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Shriver

A perfect storm of increased heating costs and record cold weather have forced many families already struggling with the recession to turn to potentially dangerous heating sources.

PHOTOS: Hempcrete, Earthships, And More! The Coolest Home Design Trends

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The modern home builder has a bevy of options for building a sustainable, low-energy, non-toxic building. From hemp, to corn cobs, to old tires, to sm...

Germany Pioneers Houses Encased In Airtight Shell From Which Little Heat Escapes

New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the outside, there is nothing unusual about the stylish new gray and orange row houses in the Kranichstein District, with wreaths on the doors an...

America Braces for Highest Heating Costs Ever

J.S. McDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J.S. McDougall

J.S. McDougall is the head blogger at Chelsea Green. The full version of this article first appeared there. Research from The National Energy Assist...