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)
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 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…
The findings of a new independent scientific review commissioned by HETAS have drawn attention to the uncertainty around how much domestic burning contributes to UK air pollution.