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Why Use Woodfuel?

The use of woodfuel to produce energy is growing rapidly across the country, as people realise the financial and environmental benefits of this natural fuel source.

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  • Woodfuel is a cost effective form of heating
  • Managed well, forests can give us a renewable supply of heat indefinitely, and provide environmental protection
  • Locally produced woodfuel is an even more secure and sustainable supply of energy
  • Woodfuel creates local jobs and can help to alleviate fuel poverty

There is a large as yet untapped supply of wood suitable for fuel in Scotland (see Woodfuel Task Force Report 2011).

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Cost effective

Find out how switching to wood fuel can save money on fuel bills for you or your organisation or business. There are financial incentives as well.

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Low carbon

Reduce the amount of fossil fuel you use and significantly reduce your carbon emissions by installing a greener alternative.

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Secure and renewable

Woodfuel is unique amongst the range of renewables in being able to supply energy on demand. Availability is also reasonably predictable.

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Clean and efficient

Wood fuel heating systems have come a long way. Improved technologies and fuel quality testing and standards have resulted in a new generation of clean and efficient boilers.

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Government policy

The pressing need to address climate change is driving developments across a host of government policy areas, particularly energy.