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Tom Lee surveys the switchgrass plots he planted this spring.
Tom Lee surveys the switchgrass plots he planted this spring.

Grass pellets: growing the North Country's own energy

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The price of oil has been going down lately, but people are still worried about heating their homes this winter. The skyrocketing prices of oil and natural gas are fueling a run on pellet stoves. A winter's heat from pellet stoves can cost half of that from an oil furnace. Dealers across the North Country report they can't keep up with demand. The pellets themselves are made from wood scraps at factories across North America. But alternative energy and agricultural leaders believe high prices are hastening the day when pellets are made from grass. And they hope that grass will be grown right here in the North Country. David Sommerstein reports.

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Lee's second year switchgrass is looking good.

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