Ready to Burn | A look at the regulations in more detail

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 is now in place. We look at the regulations in more detail to help answer some of the more common questions. The HETAS team is available to support with applications and questions relating to manufactured solid fuels and you can contact Woodsure for any wood Read More…

Understanding burning in domestic homes

Understanding the impact of domestic combustion on air quality has always been a challenge. Defra’s Clean Air Strategy identifies that domestic combustion accounts for 38% of fine particulate matter. The figure of 38% was based on a BEIS survey from 2015, the results of which can be viewed here. This survey forms the basis of figures generated in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI). The NAEI primarily uses The Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES)

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

The legislation for The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 has successfully passed through both The House of Parliament and The House of Lords in recent weeks. This was closely followed by the legislation receiving the Secretary of State’s signature, moving the regulation from draft status into law.

Environment and Air Quality Strategies across the UK

Air quality is a worldwide issue, with authorities being tasked with ways to improve the air we breathe. So what is happening across the UK? The HETAS team takes a look at the various strategies and plans being developed and the impact on domestic combustion.

Clean Air Plan Wales

Clean Air Plan Wales Further to the announcement of the draft Environment Bill, on the 10 December the Welsh Government announced its Clean Air Plan, of which wood burning forms a key part. Consultation now open The Welsh Government are consulting on proposals which include: enhancing our air quality monitoring and assessment capabilities proposals for Read More…

Air Quality Regulations for non domestic RHI

HETAS HIGHLIGHTS NEW AIR QUALITY REGULATIONS HETAS is alerting installers and specifiers to changes in air quality regulations which affect biomass applications for the non domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). From September 24th 2013 applications for a biomass boiler will need to have either a RHI emission certificate or an environmental permit demonstrating low particulate Read More…