Well, I just had to look up what a TLUD stove was, interesting. You are probalbly right also, but no extra heat in the house is important too.
We have done much better in the boat with solar, wind and LEDs than we have in the house, and driving is a must. Do bike and walk and BBQ out doors when we can to keep the heat out.
No, he is not right. The beauty of the TLUD is that it gasifies the material by the process of pyrolysis and is actually carbon negative.