PRESS COVERAGE ON BURNING SOLID FUEL AND WOOD.
I am being asked about this on a regular basis so this is an update on the situation issued by HETAS. There has been some press coverage in recent months on wood and solid fuel burning. Across industry, we continue to work hard to challenge the information being presented in the press. Recent attention has focused on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory which presents domestic burning as being the largest source of PM2.5 pollution. This takes us back to our scientific work from 2019 which addressed the information provided in the report and how the domestic burning figures are not an accurate portrayal of what is actually happening in the real world. The information provided in the NAEI report does evidence that there are challenges in reporting accurate data and that Defra is undertaking further work to address these challenges. We welcome the work from Defra and look forward to sharing more on this in the future. You can read more on the following link, Scientists review casts doubt on impact of wood burning stoves.