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We have plenty of downed and cleared trees around here, cheap. We can do a full cord for around $150 and work. Or you can be lazy and have a face cord delivered for $50 - $75. No, it isn't the perfect solution. When the government makes it near impossible to purchase fuel oil, LNG, LP or electric heat, during the Canadian winter, the environment and climate change move to the bottom of the list as a cause de-jour. Especially when the whole problem is perceived as the fault of the government and flawed science. Practical people stop listening to 'experts' when their canned good are freezing in the cupboard and your open fridge door is warmer than the room your in. Your not leaving them a choice.
Having a sufficient and ready supply of wood near an urban area is very location specific. And it isn't always a matter of "lazy". Many urban properties might not have the physical space to store cords of wood (if it's going to be your primary, you'll probbly need more than one, many properties, like condos, don't lend themselves to wood, not everybody has truck or a car capable of towing a decent-sized trailer, and a lot of people simply aren't physically capable of the cutting, hauling, splitting, piling, etc. required.
We bought a house with forced air electric back in the '90s (I don't remember what the rates were). Basically a big toaster with a fan. I watched the meter try to auto-rotate off the wall long enough to replace it. Oil for a couple years until they brought gas in. Nine years - three heating systems. Then we moved.Having never used oil before the sticker shock filling up this year was palpable. I am already looking at switching to heat pump and electric furnace options