Crackdown on wood-burning stoves and open fires may lead to a 'black market'

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Crackdown on wood-burning stoves and open fires may lead to a 'black market'

Post by Guest on Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:49 pm

Ministers have admitted that plans for a crackdown on pollution created by open fires and wood burning stoves could lead to an effective "black market" in wet wood.

The Government yesterday announced plans to end the sale of wet wood amid concerns that it is largest single contributor to particulate matter pollution, which has been identified as the most damaging air pollutant.

According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, domestic burning contributes 38 per cent of particulate matter pollution, compared to 16 per cent from industrial combustion and only 12 per cent from road transport. Ministers therefore propose to ensure that, in future, only the cleanest fuels are available for sale.

At the same time, the Government aims to ensure only the cleanest-burning stoves are available for sale by 2022. However dry wood is significantly more expensive. According to Defra a cubic metre of wet wood costs £84, while the same amount of dry wood costs £140.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/08/18/crackdown-wood-burning-stoves-open-fires-may-lead-black-market/


We are becoming a nanny state, just how many people use wood burning stoves?

It seriously cannot be many people

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Post by nicko on Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:11 pm

There's thousands and thousands Didge, they have been the "in" thing for some years now !
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:13 pm

nicko wrote:There's thousands and thousands Didge,   they have been the "in" thing for some years now !

I am out of touch it seems, as many people I know do not have one

Many we southern softies in Kent dont use them? Laughing

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