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Draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:45 pm
by ALEO Admin
On 22 May Defra published its Draft Clean Air Strategy and opened a consultation seeking views on the actions proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects.

Chapter 6 of the Strategy covers 'actions to reduce emissions at home' and states that: "Burning solid fuel in open fires and stoves makes up 38% of the UK’s primary emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Harmful sulphur dioxide (SO2) is emitted by coal burned in open fires."

Defra proposes to ensure that "only the cleanest stoves are available for sale by 2022", and "legislate to prohibit the sale of the most polluting fuels", as well as updating "outmoded legislation on 'dark smoke' from chimneys and underused provisions on Smoke Control Areas to bring these into the 21st century with more flexible, proportionate enforcement powers for local government".

The consultation closes on 14 August 2018.

To download the draft strategy and for more information on the consultation, visit:
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmen ... sultation/