Monday, October 31, 2022

Germans Turning to Wood to Heat Their Homes

Wood to Heat Their Homes

There's a run on wood these days in Germany, with suppliers across the country reporting a surge in sales as heating costs soar due to skyrocketing gas and electricity prices.

In recent years, roughly half of Germany’s homes were heated with natural gas and another 25% used heating oil, while less than 6% used firewood.

But now suppliers of the raw material are struggling to keep up, leading to a scarcity of firewood. Earlier this summer, Germany’s Federal Firewood Association said the market was all out of wood.

Using gas is not economically efficient anymore, as prices have almost doubled for many across the country.

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