The Year in TreeHugger: Hot Stuff
After cars, the next most popular group of posts was on alternative forms of heating. Corn Stoves and Pellet Stoves were hot, as was the market for pellets. Most were cutesie-pie country style, but there were a few that had some design appeal, like the Austrian Rika and the Japanese Shimotani, of course both of which are not available in North America. Fortunately North Americans can get heat, high efficiency and good design at the same time if you burn wood, with the Topolino, the non-ugly versions of the Tulikivi, and the always elegant Rais. In the comments, readers always questioned whether the price we pay in air pollution is too high.