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WEST RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont housing organization says it is looking to help residents replace old wood stoves with new pellet stoves.

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont in West Rutland says it will offer homeowners up to $4,800 for the replacements. The Rutland Herald reports the new stoves are designed to comply with Environmental Protection Agency standards scheduled to take effect in 2020.

The organization is receiving a total of $715,000 from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund, among other state organizations, to help fund the installation of the new stoves.

An official says anyone with a stove built in 1998 or earlier is likely to qualify, as are people with newer stoves that are not EPA-certified.


Information from: Rutland Herald,