14 Jan 2019

Wood burners targeted in government’s clean air strategy

Home Affairs Correspondent

Tempted by that cosy log-burning stove? Or that crackling open wood fire? Well think again. The government intends to ban most of the above under its clean air strategy, unveiled today.

Green campaigners say even this doesn’t go far enough in cleaning up England’s air, but it has been welcomed by the World Health Organization. Farmers and their animals are also in the firing line.

The government says they are responsible for the vast majority of ammonia emissions, which can be harmful for both biodiversity and human health.