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The Defra Clean Air Strategy & Ecodesign Ready stoves


Defra published its draft Clean Air Strategy on 22nd May.


Stove owners and those thinking of buying a new stove can be assured that the government is not seeking to ban wood burning stoves. Instead it wants to ensure that consumers use the cleanest stoves and the cleanest fuel.

Stove owners and those thinking of buying a new stove can be assured that the government is not seeking to ban wood burning stoves. Instead it wants to ensure that consumers use the cleanest stoves and the cleanest fuel.

The Clean Air Strategy recognises that all wood burning is not the same and that reductions in particulate emissions, (PM), can be achieved through the installation of Ecodesign Ready stoves burning Ready to Burn logs that have a moisture content below 20%.

The government has also recognised that maintenance and the way in which householder operates the stove have a significant part to play in the reduction of emissions. The chimney sweeps have produced a useful guide on how to maintain and use your stove, called Burnright.

Defra is working closely with the industry to educate consumers on how to burn the right fuel in the right appliance, in order to reduce emissions.

Click here to go to the section on domestic burning.



Which? have also produced a useful guide to the strategy. Click here



For more information on SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves click here.

Here are links to Ready to Burn and Burnright