Strict EPA regulations have helped wood burning really come into its own. EPA-certified stoves & inserts now burn 72-82% more cleanly than those of the past, making wood’s former reputation as a dirty fuel obsolete.
Wood has a much higher BTU capacity than gas, and wood is also a renewable resource. Trees are being replanted at an unprecedented rate, which also helps improve air quality, as trees use carbon dioxide to produce more oxygen. Additionally, buying firewood keeps your energy dollars in the local economy.