EECA: Wood energy - using renewable sources
A report by EECA Business, 2011
An overview of the attributes and benefits of wood energy as a renewable energy source.
The ability to control energy costs is a key consideration for any organisation. History has shown that the prices of non-renewable fossil fuels are particularly volatile. In New Zealand, for instance, the price of natural gas almost doubled between 2002 and 2008.3 Wood fuel, on the other hand, is based on a sustainable and stable future supply. When sourced locally, it is competitive with other fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas – and when used for heating, can often be the lowest cost of all forms of renewable energy.