Cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood

The CLA has responded to the government consultation on the cleaner burning of solid fuels, including coal and wet wood, by making the case for changes that work for both the environment and rural businesses and economies which are tied to solid fuel products.  The CLA has proposed that guidance and information are the most suitable tools for managing the burning of wood while ensuring overbearing compliance pressures do not put stress on rural businesses and households.  On coal, the CLA has agreed that an eventual phaseout of its use in domestic burning should be supported, but this should allow sufficient time for transition, provide informational support for those required to amend their behaviour and not present significant financial pressures on those who are fuel poor.

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