DEFRA launches call for evidence on domestic wood and coal burning

Ministers are not considering banning domestic coal and wood burning, but want to encourage consumers to switch from house coal, DEFRA call for evidence reveals

Fireplace. Photograph: Elena Shchipkova/123RF
Domestic burning: government wants to reduce use of wet wood. Photograph: Elena Shchipkova/123RF

The government has unveiled plans to encourage consumers to switch from house coal by introducing restrictions that would allow only the sale of low-sulphur, smokeless alternatives.

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