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Getting School Budgets Off of the Oil Price Rise (a case study)

Challenge:

Schools are open during the expensive heating season in the North Country. Keeping buildings warm all winter has a significant impact on the budgets of area schools. Using oil heat means that costs are hard to predict, adding a further strain for planners whose budgets can be wrecked by a spike in oil prices.

Opportunity:

Turning off oil heat would get rid of a big drain on local budgets. Using wood-based biofuels could create local jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a payback period for the newest generation of boiler systems of just 5-7 years. 49

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