Don’t be misled
The recent announcement from the government regarding the ban on sale of wet wood and house coal is a hot topic currently. For those who were not aware, this is not a new idea, but one that was set out in the guidelines for the Governments Clean Air Strategy a couple of years ago.
Typically, this has been met with renewed resistance – along with some rather misleading statements.
It is important to familiarise yourself with the facts that go with this recent ban. Once again, the Government have made inaccurate statements regarding the figures for pollution that come from wood heating. The pollutant levels being discussed are caused by that of open fires – NOT WOOD BURNING STOVES – This has been proven by the Stove Industry Alliance, and was accepted by the then Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan – Who released a statement confirming that ‘not all wood burning is the same’.further information