Tahoe Daily Tribune:

Michael Pettibone wants to turn skeptics into believers.

How?

By producing a cleaner wood-burning product. To that end, Pettibone started Sierra Tahoe Wood Products in January to sell pellet fuel.

The pellet logs, called Firelogs, produce 50 percent fewer emissions than firewood, which is lower than the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s particulate emissions standards in the basin, Pettibone said.

Plus, you don’t have to use as many logs to heat your house, Pettibone said. Approximately 393 Firelogs equal three cords of pine firewood.

“You don’t have to have a carport full of wood,” Pettibone said.

Photo by Sara Thompson.