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Green Energy Provider
29
Nov

Green Energy Provider Nomination for Enerpower

Enerpower are delighted to be shortlisted in the Green Awards 2020 for Green Energy Provider.   Launched in 2008, the Green Awards recognise the extraordinary contribution and commitment that companies now make towards growing a greener future in Irish business today.  The Green Awards is a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation in best […]

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Biomass Heating Advantages
26
Nov

Choosing Biomass Heating For Your Business

Advantages of biomass heating are plentiful, it is completely sustainable; the fuel supply is generated quickly from local agricultural or forestry activity.  Choosing biomass heating for your business will allow you to avail of  considerable savings in annual fuel bills as biofuels are significantly cheaper than fossil fuels. Biomass is reliable; it can be stored […]

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Green Energy Provider
26
Nov

Advantages of Solar PV For Your Business

Solar Photovoltaic Panels are becoming more and more popular for business to chose when looking at renewable energy options within commercial setting. But did you know that by looking towards this renewable source of energy for your business could save you money. Solar Photovoltaic Panels also known as Solar PV can be a roof mounted […]

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Solar PV Generation
25
Nov

Solar PV Generation for Cahills Cheese in Limerick

Solar PV Generation system of 30Kwp has been installed at Cahill’s Cheese in Limerick.      The installation consists of 100 solar pv panels on site.   The installation is part of the journey with Origin Green for Cahills Cheese to become a more sustainable business. the company have comitted to reducing their annual carbon emissins while […]

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Types of Renewable Energy
25
Nov

Types of Renewable Energy – Explained

Types of Renewable Energy Explained Various types of renewable energy options are available to us in Ireland.  Renewable energy allows us to generate clean energy from a natural and sustainable resource that can be continually replenished. When choosing renewable energy technologies, you are helping to eliminate the use of fossil fuels which are distributed into […]

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renewable heating systems
04
Nov

Renewable Heating Systems – Learn more about the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

Renewable heating systems are becoming more popular for businesses to install.   With the new Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) now accepting applications, your business will be financially supported to make the transition.   The scheme is supporting Irish businesses with the replacement of a fossil fuel heating system to biomass heating.   By making the change […]

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Renewble Energy Partnership
27
Aug

Donegal EUROSPAR leads way on new renewable energy partnership

Renewable Energy Partnership Donegal EUROSPAR leads way on new renewable energy partnership August 27th: Leading retail brand EUROSPAR has today announced the first installation of solar panels at a Donegal store as part of a partnership developed by BWG and Irish renewable energy efficiency company Enerpower. The renewable energy partnership with Enerpower was developed by […]

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26
Aug

Enerpower to attend the National Food & Drink Conference & Expo Sept 5th

Food & Drink Conference Enerpower are delighted to be attending the upcoming National Food & Drink Conference & Exhibition. The event takes place at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday, 5th September 2019. The National Food & Drink Conference and Exhibition 2019 encompasses all major sectors of the Irish food and drink industry […]

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26
Aug

Wood Chip Boiler Information Evening – Monaghan

Wood Chip Boiler Information Evening   Enerpower are delighted to announce that we are holding a Wood Chip Boiler Information Evening at the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan on Wednesday 4th September from 8pm to 10pm. The evening hosted by Owen Power, Managing Director of Enerpower will be the ideal opportunity for local businesses and […]

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03
Jul

Eliminate your heating bills with Enerpower and the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

Eliminate your heating bills with Enerpower and the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat Now accepting applications, the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) will financially support your business with the replacement of fossil fuel heating system to a Biomass Boiler for non-domestic customers.  This scheme will eliminate your heating bills. Savings with the Support Scheme […]

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23
Jan

Biomass Wood Boiler – Installed in Beckman Coulter Laboratory

Enerpower are delighted to have installed a biomass wood boiler heating system at Beckman Coulter Laboratories in Co. Clare.  International company Beckman Coulter approached Enerpower in order to provide a heat solution for their recently expanded plant in Co. Clare. Enerpower worked closely with the team to install the ultimate solution of a Gilles underfeed […]

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2mw Woodchip Biomass Boiler Installation
08
Oct

Irish Bioenergy Association Tour – 26th Sept 2018

On Wednesday 26th September, The Irish Bioenergy Association Tour took place. This was a visit to Bioenergy Processing and Heating Facilities.   IrBEA is the association representing the Bioenergy Industry in Ireland. The main objectives of the association are to influence policy makers to promote the development of bioenergy and to promote the interests of […]

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Support Scheme for Renewable Heat Phase One Open
17
Sep

Support Scheme For Renewable Heat – Phase One Open

Last week, phase one of the Support Scheme for renewable heat opened for applications.  Phase one open allows businesses to apply for grant support and funding to install Air source heat pumps Ground source heat pumps Water source heat pumps. Applications are open for commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating or other non-domestic heat users.   […]

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Check out these facts and start saving with biomass
24
Aug

300million euro pledged to Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

Under Project Ireland 2040 National Development plan, 300 million euro has been pledged for the rollout of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat for the period up to 2027 which will see Ireland double its renewable energy production. The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat, launched by the Irish Government in December 2017, is currently awaiting […]

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24
Aug

Applications for Support Scheme for Renewable Heat to open by end 2018

Speaking at the Energy in Agriculture event in Gurteen College on Tuesday, Denis Naughten T.D Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment confirmed his intention that the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat applications will be opened by the end of the year. The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat, launched by the Irish Government in December […]

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22
Aug

Energy in Agriculture Show – Minister re-affirms Government commitment to funding

Enerpower are delighted to have attended the Energy in Agriculture Show on Tuesday 21st August at Gurteen College. With great attendance at the event, it gave the perfect opportunity for the team at Enerpower to meet with members of the farming community and discuss how renewable energy can help on the farm. The team at […]

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20
Aug

Enerpower to attend the Energy in Agriculture 2018 show.

Enerpower are delighted to be taking part in the Energy in Agriculture Show which takes places on Tuesday 21st August at Gurteen College in Roscrea. At this event, there will be a large exhibition arena and Enerpower will be located at Stand 38 with information on Biomass Boilers and Solar PV Panels, all of which […]

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13
Aug

Cost of Installing Biomass Heating

Following on from the winter of 2017/2018, it now makes sense for us to look towards the cost of installing biomass heating to your business. In winter of 17/18 we have seen Storm Ophelia and the Beast from the East.   During this time, most energy prices jumped as freezing temperatures brought a record demand on […]

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13
Aug

Benefits of Installing Biomass Heating

The Benefits of installing Biomass Heating in to your business.   Biomass Production is common in other European Countries because they realize the benefits of installing  biomass heating that reduces carbon footprint.  Installing Biomass Heating can also reduce your heating costs. Biomass systems are environmentally friendly because they use this renewable resource rather than fossil […]

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12
Jul

Support Scheme to help Install Biomass Boiler in to your business

Support Scheme to help Install Biomass Boiler in to your business The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat was launched in December 2017 by Minister Denis Naughten to contribute to Ireland meeting 2020 renewable energy targets. This scheme is to financially support businesses with the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy such as [...]

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Solar Panel Grants
04
Jul

Understanding Solar PV Technology to Save Your Business Money

Understanding Solar PV Technology and how it can help your business save money. Solar Energy is the earths most available source of energy, working from both direct and indirect sunlight, this means that a photovoltaic system will still function on overcast days in Ireland will continue to generate free electricity for your business. By installing [...]

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26
Jun

Financing Your Renewable Energy Project

Financing your Renewable Energy Project Did you know that Enerpower can arrange finance for your company to install a renewable energy solution such as Wind Energy, Solar PV and Biomass Boilers? If you choose Enerpower for your renewable energy project, we can work with you to arrange finance for your company to install a renewable [...]

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Biomass Boiler System
19
Jun

Biomass Boiler System Installed at Sawmills in Co. Offaly

Enerpower Install a 550kw Biomass Boiler at Sawmills in Co. Offaly Enerpower have installed a 550Kw Gilles Biomass Boiler System at Standish Sawmills in Co. Offaly.  Standish Sawmills were looking for a boiler that gave them the ability to power dry kilns at their Co. Offaly based factory. Standish Sawmills is one of Ireland's leading [...]

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solar panel output
30
May

High Output from Enerpower Solar PV Panels

High Output from Enerpower Solar PV Panels Solar Panel Output from a Solar Electric System in the South East of Ireland. Enerpower is one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy companies providing a wide range of cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions working across both Ireland and Northern Ireland. Enerpower installed a 130kwp rooftop mounted Solar Photo [...]

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01
May

Enerpower install 1000kw Biomass Boiler to Combilift, Co. Monaghan.

Enerpower install 1000kw Biomass Boiler to Combilift, Co. Monaghan. Waterford Company Enerpower have installed a 1000kw Biomass Boiler on site at Combilifts new manufacturing facility in Co. Monaghan.   By installing a multifuel biomass boiler, Combilift are ensuring that their business is future proofed against price fluctuations of fuel. Combilift officially open their new factory [...]

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biomass boiler
12
Apr

Enerpower install a 160kw wood chip boiler at Charles River laboratories

Enerpower install a 160kw wood chip boiler at charles river laboratories Enerpower install a 160KW wood chip boiler at Charles River laboratories in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The 160kW Gilles HPK-RA wood chip Boiler will provide space heating and hot water for the site, ensuring that Charles River are offsetting 100 tonnes of C02 per annum [...]

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SEAI Energy Show 2016
07
Apr

SEAI Energy Show 2016

SEAI Energy Show 2016 Enerpower are delighted to be showing at the SEAI Energy in the RDS, Dublin, 6th & 7th April 2016. Come visit us at the Austrian Pavilion, we have fantastic energy saving products and amazing show offers! We look forward to seeing you at the show Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Contact us [...]

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Solar pv -a bright future for solar power
30
Mar

Solar PV – A bright future for solar power

Solar PV - A bright future for solar power A bright future for solar powerMon, Jan 25, 2016, 01:05  Sir, – In response to John FitzGerald, nobody can argue with the view that early adopters of new technology can pay a high price (“Early adopters can pay a heavy price”, January 12th). However, in the case [...]

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solar panel output
07
Jun

Enerpower Contracted To Supply, Install & Commission Biomass Boiler For Tesco Wicklow

Enerpower Contracted To Supply, Install & Commission Biomass Boiler For Tesco Wicklow Enerpower has been contracted to supply, install and commission a 160kWh biomass bolier for Tesco in Wicklow. Tesco will make the switch from oil to biomass with the aim of reducing costs, increasing profitability and minimising their environmental impact. "The key to success is to turn green [...]

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15
Jan

Biomass fuel leading the way in 2013

People are making the move to traditional fuels. Maybe it’s because we had so much bad weather throughout 2012, not to mention the high cost of oil, but people seem to be talking more about the need for heat in their homes. We are the seventh most oil-dependent country on earth, with over 60% of our energy coming from oil. But, because oil, coal and gas reserves are being depleted…

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12
Dec

Log Gasification Boilers

Seasoned wood logs can be burned in boilers. Such boilers are typically batch fed at intervals of up to a number of hours depending on heat demand. Some models are gasification boilers in which the wood is heated initially to produce a gas which is subsequently burned in a separate combustion chamber. The Gilles wood Gasification boiler ranges from 20kW to 48 kW and is over 93% efficient.  It has…

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11
Dec

Multi fuel Boilers

Many boilers are set up to deal with only one fuel type, but Gilles woodchip and industrial boilers are multi fuel. As Gilles woodchip boilers can burn a variety of fuels such as woodchip, wood pellets, wood logs, miscanthus, willow, straw, hay, grain, cereals etc. they ensure stability of fuel supply. This also helps ensure your business if future proofed against price fluctuations of fuel. Gilles woodchip boiler’s combustion chambers…

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23
Nov

Benefits of biomass

•    Up to 50% Reduction in energy costs •    100% Reduction in C02 emissions •    One system meets 100% of heat requirements •    Buildings meet new building regulations “Part L” •    Future proof against Carbon tax •    Fully integrated into building control system •    Increased energy efficiency •    Positive green image •    Creates local employment

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15
Nov

Industrial Boilers

The high-performance industrial boiler is produced with a stress-free welded construction. The thermally insulated door at the front swings out completely permitting free access for cleaning all the boiler flues. The boiler is constructed in accordance with the natural combustion process of the fuel wood. The gasification combustion chamber built on a direct pass principle is fitted with a variable, ceramic (replaceable) radiator roof cladding. High combustion temperatures and a…

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09
Nov

ESCO – Biomass Boiler Finance

Enerpower arrange finance for your company to install a biomass boiler, no capital outlay required. Enerpower will provide a heat supply contract for your boiler, meter the amount of kWh of heat consumed and invoice accordingly. This will save your business up to 15% on its heating costs and provide energy price stability. Furthermore, since biomass is carbon neutral, it will significantly reduce your carbon emissions by up to 100%…

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16
Oct

Biomass Boiler’s FAQ!

1. How much does a boiler cost? The cost of supplying and installing each system is dependent on each situation. We can provide you with a rough estimate after taking a few details followed by an accurate quote after a site survey. 2. How long does it take? Again, installations vary. A small installation could take just 3 days up to 4 weeks for a large commercial installation. 3. How…

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11
Oct

Buying fuel for your Biomass Boiler

An energy supplier should sell wood pellet and woodchip fuel per ton. However, in some cases you could have the option  from your energy supplier to provide heat (instead of fuel).   Considerations when purchasing fuel: Chlorine and other contaminants such as paint and creso can cause the boiler to burn at a higher than recommend temperature, reducing the lifespan of the boiler. Other containments such as nails and metal…

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10
Oct

What is a Flue?

All boilers have some sort of flue system; there are typically two types: Concentric: This system comprises two pipes one inside the other. The internal pipe takes the exhaust gases from the boiler to the atmosphere and the outer pipe supplies air to the boiler. The majority of concentric flues are a maximum of four metres in length and have a wide range of flue bends and extensions. This provides greater…

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10
Sep

Introducing the Acorn, Enerpower’s New Multi-fuel Boiler

Introducing the ACORN multi-fuel boiler Burns wood, coal and turf Enjoy heating your home for 50% cheaper Sizes range from 10kW to 48kW Over 90% efficient 8 hours fuel combustion ACORN Features Big output / compact size Multi fuel - Burns wood, coal and turf Sizes range from 10kW to 48kW Easy loading - extra wide filling door fits logs up to 0.5m One fuel load lasts over 8 hours…

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24
Jul

Is Renewable Energy Right For You?

If you are unsure if renewable energy is right for your home or business, Enerpower can help. We will conduct a free desktop survey with you over the phone to find out what your requirements are and we will then advise you the best possible solution. As we offer a wide range of solutions, biomass, solar, wind, district heating, heat-pumps etc... we will be able to match the technology to…

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05
Jul

Miscanthus V Willow

Miscanthus or elephant grass as it is sometimes known is a biomass crop that originated in South East Asia. It was initially introduced into Europe as an ornamental garden plant, but over recent years has become a biomass fuel. Miscanthus is  carbon neutral as the plants absorb and store carbon dioxide as they are growing. There are no fertilisers or pesticides used on the crop once it is established. This…

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02
Jul

ESCO (Energy Services Company)

There are two interesting types of Biomass ESCOs. Firstly, you can purchase your own biomass boiler and the ESCO involves the fuel supply. You purchase fuel on a per kWh basis rather than per tonne. The benefit of this is you don’t have to worry about the moisture content, quality or calorific value affecting the price you are paying for actual heat delivered. Companies offering this service often offer it…

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29
Jun

Renewable Energy for Food Producers and Agri-Business

As I mentioned in last fridays entry if you are a food producer or farmer you know that energy costs make up a significant proportion of your expenses. This section of the blog advises you on ways to reduce your energy spend. Today I am going to zone in on renewable energy on dairy farming and pig farming. Renewable Energy and Dairy Farming An adequate and reliable supply of hot…

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27
Jun

Explaining Part-L

Part L of the Irish Building Regulations deals with the conservation of fuel and energy. The regulation itself states that a building shall be designed and constructed so as to ensure that the energy performance of the building is such as to limit the amount of energy required for the operation of the building and the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with this energy use insofar as is…

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26
Jun

Fuel Supply

Fuel for your biomass boiler can be supplied by the ton or per kWh. If you are purchasing fuel by the ton, you should consider the following: Moisture content: The moisture content of the fuel effects how efficiently it burns. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the moisture the less efficiently it will burn. However, in some cases the fuel can be too dry. The maximum moisture content…

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25
Jun

What can I burn in my biomass boiler?

There are different types of biomass boilers. Log boilers usually will just burn logs. Some models are capable of burning turf and coal also. However, burning turf in a boiler which you have to manually feed may not be the best idea as it has a low calorific value, i.e. you will spend a considerable amount of time shovelling turf into the boiler. Often when a fuel has a low…

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22
Jun

Renewable Energy for Food Producers and Agri-Business

If you are a food producer or farmer you know that energy costs make up a significant proportion of your expenses. This blog will advise you how you can reduce your energy spend. We will be make a number of posts on this topic- so follow the blog and check back every Friday. You will find this especially interesting if you are involved in the following sectors such as: horticulture,…

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20
Jun

How to choose a biomass boiler

The first step in the decision making process is to decide how much heat is required as this will indicate which size boiler is needed. It is inefficient to use a boiler which generates surplus heat to your requirements. Once the size has been determined, you can then proceed to investigate the boilers that are available in that particular size. Before the boiler is purchased, it is important to consider…

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18
Jun

Why you should regularly maintain your biomass boiler

Once properly installed, biomass systems are generally very reliable provided they are regularly serviced and maintained. Typically you can expect the greatest lifespan from a boiler that has been taken care of (20+ years). To take care of your boiler properly you will need to regularly clean it (rake out the ash) and get it serviced annually by a trained engineer. A reputable company will provide you with training on…

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15
Jun

Renewable Heat Incentive Announced in Northern Ireland

The DETI Minister, Arlene Foster, has officially launched the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme (NIRHPP). The NIRHPP is a government designed scheme to help domestic householders in Northern Ireland afford renewable technologies that can heat their home. This is a short term measure prior to the possible introduction of a Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for the domestic sector. The scheme was opened to application on the…

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12
Jun

Biomass Explained

Biomass is produced from organic materials, either directly from plants or indirectly from industrial, commercial, domestic or agricultural products. Biomass doesn’t include fossil fuels, which have taken millions of years to be created. Non-woody biomass includes animal waste, industrial and biodegradable municipal products from food processing and high energy crops. Examples include rape, sugar cane and maize. Woody biomass includes forest products (wood chip & wood pellets), untreated wood products,…

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11
Jun

Biomass Heating Ireland

Although last winter was mild, the previous one wasn't, and many business and homes are looking for ways to reduce their heating costs. One way to reduce your costs is to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The table below compares the cost per kWh of various heating fuels available in Ireland. There is certainly a strong case to switch to biomass (wood) heating if you are located in…

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