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August 16, 2022

Biomass Stove Tax Credit - Enacted!

President Biden signed the Inflation Recovery Act (IRA) today and it contained the long-awaited (by us) tax credit for biomass stoves. Why have we been promoting and lobbying for this for so long? Be...

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March 09, 2022

Are you leaving tax relief on the table?

With tax season upon us, some companies may be surprised to learn that they are eligible for a significant form of relief included in 2020 and 2021 COVID-19 relief packages: the Employee Retention Tax...

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March 03, 2022

Two Expos, 24 months apart…

Leaving New Orleans at the close of HPBExpo was surreal in March of 2020. The New Orleans Health Department had announced the first confirmed case of COVID 19 in the city that week, exhibitors and att...

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February 15, 2022

Electrification - Lessons Learned From Others

Are there ever new ideas out there? Of course, but forced electrification (the banning of natural gas, propane, or wood as energy/heat sources) is not one of those new ideas. Some North American citie...

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October 13, 2021

The Federal Government makes it official: it will cost more to heat this winter in most regions

Anyone who has purchased gasoline recently already suspects that energy may cost more this winter, but some families, in some parts of the country, may be in for a really big surprise. On October 13th...

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August 23, 2021

Wood Burning Issues and What Retailers Need to Know

Retailers: Have your suppliers been telling you their hot new products are stalled waiting for approval from EPA? They are not just spinning a yarn, there is a reason that virtually ALL of the manuf...

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June 22, 2021

HPBA Statement in Response to AG Letter to EPA

The manufacturers that HPBA represents have made massive investments over the past three decades to develop the next generation of cleaner-burning wood stoves. As industry has long identified, one maj...

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April 14, 2021

With Proper Preparation and Motivation, Virtual Hill Meetings Work

If you had asked me a year ago whether I thought virtual congressional meetings would be as productive as in-person meetings, I would have said no way. But here we are, and I find myself pleased to be...

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March 18, 2021

HPBA Response to NESCAUM Report

Are the new, ultra clean woodstoves just as bad for air quality as your grandparents’ ancient woodstove? That’s what you might think if you read the recent report released by NESCAUM. Of c...

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February 16, 2021

Stay warm and safe with your fireplace

It’s extremely cold out there for most of North America. To make this more dangerous, many parts of the country and millions of households are also coping with power outages. It is our hope that...

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