Thursday, February 17, 2011

You're Invited!

Workshop on Residential Wood Heat Incentive Programs
Friday March 4, 2011 3:00-4:00PM
Room 151DE, Salt Lake Palace Convention Center   
Join the Alliance for Green Heat for a workshop on wood and pellet stove incentive programs and how they can best help the consumer, the industry and our environment.

The Alliance has been working with policy makers, consumer groups, non-profits and industry to develop a tool-kit on options to incentivize residential wood heat. This toolkit, funded in part by the Forest Service, will not only provide a how-to explanation of wood heat incentive programs, but why policy makers should care. This session is your chance to get your voice heard on these issues.
Several members of the Residential Wood Heat Task Force will lead this workshop:  
  • John Ackerly, President, Alliance for Green Heat
  • John Crouch, Director of Public Affairs, HPBA
  • Jon Strimling, President & CEO,
  • Dan Henry, Chief Technical Officer, HHT 
  • Tatiana Butler, Program Manager, AGH  
These presentations will cover selected incentive programs, highlight unique and interesting ones and give pointers on how to establish a program in your state or local area.   
The second half of the session will be an open discussion on the issues facing future incentive programs. Topics covered will be:
  • Is policy shifting to performance-based incentive programs?
  • What types of incentive programs work best?
  • What were the pros and cons of the federal tax credit?
  • How can the industry work with policy makers to the best interest of all?
  • What should be the goal of incentive programs:
    • Assist low-income households to purchase an affordable heating source?
    • Push the technology to become as clean as possible?
    • Assist the industry to stimulate the economy and job growth?  
 Please join us for this important discussion. The input of manufacturers, retailers, air quality and renewable energy experts  are essential to crafting policies that will help shape the future of the biomass heating in the US. Your RSVP is appreciated, but not required. To RSVP or learn more details, please contact the AGH program manager, Tatiana Butler at   
For more information on this project, click here. 

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