Firewood dealers in Maine can’t keep up with demand

Homeowners desperate to avoid the soaring costs of heating oil are stocking up now with firewood for next winter. Dealers have already sold all their seasoned wood and are now selling green wood at $250 a cord, up from $185 last year.

To make things worse, paper mills have converted to biomass and are buying wood in bulk, creating even more demand. Plus, there’s a shortage of loggers.

People there are getting scared. Will next winter force a choice between heat or food?

“People are asking themselves, ‘Will things go back to the way they were, or is this a fundamental change?'”

Tip: Peak Energy

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