Due the inspiring efforts of Swedish child activist Greta Thunberg, the government is under more pressure than effort to declare a climate emergency and crack down on the greenhouse gases that are being introduced into our atmosphere every day. After all, we are very close to reaching the point of no return where the damage inflicted by humans cannot be reversed. Luckily, the Clean Air Strategy 2019 aims to improve air quality by 2030. Read on as the team here at Pearson Fuels go over everything there is to know about it…
What is the Clean Air Strategy 2019?
Each year the government creates a plan known as the Clean Air Strategy in order to tackle air pollution and the devastating damage that it has on the environment. With this said, it tends to target households that use woodburning stoves and open fires by introducing new regulations that govern their use and the fuels that are burned rather than the large industrial corporations. As part of the 2019 strategy, research has shown that the fumes generated from ‘burning wood and coal in open fires and stoves make up 38% if the UK’s primary emissions.’ As a result, the government has stated in the Clean Air Strategy 2019 their aim to ensure that only clean stoves are in circulation by 2022 and that the sale of polluting fuels may be prohibited in the future.
Why are cleaner methods necessary?
Whilst the revelations made in the Clean Air Strategy 2019 may worry many homeowners, the changes that are being made are necessary in order to protect the planet from irreparable damage. After all, fossil fuels like coal are available in a limited supply and although statistics suggest that we have enough reserves to last for another 150 years at the current rate of usage, scientists predict that we have just 12 years to save the planet from the damage they are causing.
Are there alternative fuels that can be used?
Luckily, there are a variety of different alternative options available on the market that homeowners can choose from. After all, the idea is to promote cleaner and more environmentally friendly burning methods rather than ban the burning of household coal and firewood altogether. Our product range here at Pearson Fuels includes smokeless ovals, which are popular because they contain fewer volatile materials and are not affected by the Clean Air Strategy 2019.
Here at Pearson Fuels, the burning of coal and firewood is our expertise which is why we try our best to stay on top of the latest news. After all, the Clean Air Strategy 2019 is set to implement many changes to the way that we burn a range of different fuels in the home. Luckily, smokeless coals like ovals and anthracite will be unaffected because they are already considered an eco-friendly fuel choice. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!