Senators propose recognizing wood and pellet heat as renewable

A bipartisan group of Senators (Senators Angus King (I-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)) have introduced the Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act to include automated, high efficiency pellet stoves and boilers in the category of renewable energy that qualify for tax credits.
 
By adding tax credits for modern wood and pellet stoves, a more rural demographic benefits that is not necessarily trying to be “green” but who are merely wanting to use a more affordable fuel than fossil fuels to heat their homes.