21 Feb 2020

Fuel for coal fires and wood-burning stoves to be banned

The sale of house coal and wet wood will be phased out in England, starting next year – as part of plans to cut harmful air pollution.

What does this mean for the craze for wood burning stoves? And indeed open fires?

The government says wood and coal fires are the largest source of a pollutant particle called PM 2.5 – which can cause serious health problems.