The reduction of air pollution will require a more rational approach to energy use. In short, we will have to make energy choices which have a reduced impact on the environment. This section was prepared by Tom Dickerman and discusses several alternative to the current fossil fuel approach to energy usage. They are fuel cells, solar cells and wind energy.
It is clear that residential wood burning or other forms of incineration are not viable approaches to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
One of the ironies of pollution is that many wood burners actually believe that they are helping the environment by reducing the use of fossil fuels. The cleanest fossil fuel is thousands of times cleaner than RWB and the problem is to find a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.
The other rubric of the wood burner is that he is helping conserve fossil fuels by using a renewable resource. There has been an essentially constant decline in our forests since 1492 and now we see swaths of trees dying from the intense particulate pollution from all sources.