Pollution from wood burning in UK has fallen, according to new study

Pollution from wood burning across the UK has dropped slightly, surprising authors of study, although large increases in biomass burning projected in next two decades

Person putting log into wood burner. Photograph: Ian Allenden/123RF
An increase in efficiency of wood burning stoves could explain the slight dip in PM emissions. Photograph: Ian Allenden/123RF

Pollution from wood burning in the UK has dropped slightly and unexpectedly over seven years in spite of government green heat policies, a new report shows.

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