Domestic coal and wet wood to be banned

Sales of the two most polluting fuels, wet wood and house coal, burned in household stoves and open fires will be phased out in England from 2021 to 2023.

The pledge was a major part of the country’s Clean Air Strategy, published a year ago, which stated that domestic burning of solid fuels accounts for around 39 per cent of all PM pollution in the UK. By comparison, industry and road transport contributes 16 and 12 per cent, respectively.

Source: The Guardian and AirQualityNews, 21 February 2020

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