Scientists review casts doubt on impact of wood burning stoves

Non-profit industry organisations HETAS and Woodsure say a scientific review of air quality measures casts serious doubt on the claim that wood burning causes more pollution than traffic. The independent scientific review1, commissioned by HETAS, draws attention to the uncertainty around how much domestic burning contributes to UK air pollution. In fact, the government report Read More…

New legislation for wood and manufactured solid fuels

The new legislation will ban the sale of the wet wood and house coal, aiming to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels. The Ready to Burn certification scheme will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and comes into force in England from May 2021 for most Read More…

The impact of wood burning stoves on air pollution

What we have to say… Recently, we have read a few articles about wood burning stoves and their impact on air pollution. Following the development of various research projects, we can see it is difficult for scientists to cover in their studies, the wide variety of issues that can have an impact on air pollution, with a particular focus on Read More…

White Paper on Clean Air (Wales) Bill published

HETAS is pleased to see the publication of the Welsh Government’s White Paper on a Clean Air (Wales) Bill which aims to make Wales a better and healthier place to live. HETAS has been working directly as part of the Welsh government Task and Finish Group since 2018 (comprising industry, fuel suppliers, Public Health Wales, Healthy Air Cymru, Local Authorities, HETAS and other organisations).

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.

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…

HETAS Guide 2019

HETAS Guide 2019 published HETAS is proud to announce the publication of the HETAS Guide 2019. You should already have received your copy of the new Guide. More than ever before consumers want the right advice before purchasing an appliance, the HETAS Guide can help. A vital tool for HETAS installers and retailers, the new Read More…