Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Oregon Department of Air Quality (DEQ) Joins Wood Stove Design Challenge Partners

Today, the Alliance for Green Heat welcomes the newest partner of the Wood Stove Design Challenge, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The state of Oregon has had the longest and most significant role in improving wood stoves in the United States, beginning in 1986 when it became the first state in the nation to regulate wood stoves. The actions of the Oregon DEQ paved the way for the federal government to enact regulations in 1988, leading to far cleaner and more efficient wood stoves nationwide.

Rachel Sakata of Oregon DEQ
Oregon was also one of the first states to provide a residential energy tax credit for low emissions wood stoves. Initiated in 2007, Oregon's program provides a $300 tax credit for wood stoves that emit up to 4.5 grams per hour or pellet stoves that emit up to 2.5. For more information on Oregon's wood stove programs visit:

Becoming a partner in the Wood Stove Design Challenge shows Oregon’s continued commitment to promoting cleaner and more efficient wood stove technology. Thanks Oregon!

To see the full list of Challenge partners, visit: 

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