Like many people living in New England, I try to reduce my heating bill by burning wood in my fireplace. With the insert, I can pretty much heat the entire downstairs portion of my home.
Since solar and wind power are not viable for my home, I thought coal might be an interesting option. Back in the day, my grandparents heated their home with coal. If prices for oil continue to climb, could coal make a comeback for heating our homes.
1. Not environmentally friendly;
2. Transporting coal is expensive. Getting it to thousands of homes would be a nightmare;
3. I doubt many people would enjoy feeding the furnace.