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North Country has plenty of wood pellet energy, not enough consumers. Photo: Jasmine Wallace
North Country has plenty of wood pellet energy, not enough consumers. Photo: Jasmine Wallace

North Country's wood pellet heat industry struggles, despite abundance

This week, we're taking a fresh look at the idea of renewable and locally produced energy in the North Country. For many homeowners, one of the most accessible and affordable ways to shift away from fossil fuels is to buy a pellet stove. Those are wood stoves or furnaces that burn those little rabbit-pellet sized chunks of wood or grass.

A few years ago, there was sort of a boom in the pellet stove industry. But now the market has sagged. As Brian Mann reports, local companies say the technology needs to get even easier and more user-friendly for more consumers to give it a try.  Go to full article

Curran pellet plant ready to open

A new plant in Massena is getting ready to go online as a manufacturer of renewable energy. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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