In North America, we have a unit of measurement for firewood called a "cord"
Our MOD Quarter in Stanmore, London, in 2019 still had a working open fire. And we used it.I had a coal fire in my MQ in RAF Wittering in '84. When I arrived in Scampton in '87 they'd only just put the chimneys in the MQs out of action and fitted storage heaters. We were all burning coal and polluting the f**k out of the atmosphere, but then we had no choice in the matter.
That seems to have worked for cannabis. Me and the Mrs used to love knocking up a load of brownies, and having a great big spliff whilst they baked in the oven, but you can't get it for love nor money any more.Ban it from being sold, that does for household coal. Can't stop people burning their own wood, but a ban on sales will reduce it.
Pssst? Wanna buy an eighth* of coal?That seems to have worked for cannabis. Me and the Mrs used to love knocking up a load of brownies, and having a great big spliff whilst they baked in the oven, but you can't get it for love nor money any more.
Oh no, hang on a minute, I'm thinking of cassettes.
As did we, who in their right mind burns wet wood?
I wonder how many Government ministers, and their cronies are buying shares in alternative fuel sources ?Is this taking things a wee bit too far ?House coal and wet wood to be phased out by 2023 to cut pollution
How do you enforce it ?
Anthracite has a distinct smell , but how will they police the burning of wood ?
A lot of people in the countryside , and elderly people in towns too , rely on wood and coal fires .
At 45 pence a litre for fuel oil , so do I , frankly .
There are two wood suppliers in the village ( population 350 ) and we all have the good common sense to know the diff between seasoned and unseasoned wood ( If you don't , you get chimney fires ) .What happens to them ? Let me guess , they will need a licence and their details will be passed on to HMRC as well .
My view is it's a hammer to crack a walnut , frankly
Any evidence to back your assertion that this is some dastardly EU plot?This has the stench of an EU inspired edict. The French burn so much wood it's a miracle there's a tree left standing in Normandy. I can't see the Chinese paying much attention to a coal burning ban either. As usual, we are the mugs, and complicit in the mugging are our own civil servants who invariably gold-plate the river of crap flowing out of Brussels.
Any evidence to back your assertion that this is some dastardly EU plot?
Just think bigger , the UK “will go carbon” neutral in , 2050. Great sound bite but how Can that happen? Oh carbon neutral is not carbon zero , just another “Spin” from the politicians. They , the politicians have also said no petrol, diesel or hybrid cars by 2035/2040.I agree, FWIW.
A typical piece of Metrocentric knee-jerk window dressing from people who have never lived anywhere remotely wooded.
Lots of more rural places don't HAVE pipeline gas. It's not just retired yuppies who use Oil fired CH and woodburners in the sitting room
All the domestic waste disposal sites have a big skip marked Wood Only.....guess where it gets carted off to when it's full ?
In 2012, there was a 3 MONTH fire at a waste wood site in Hertfordshire.
Three-month blaze firm shuts down
'The fire, near junction 8 of the M1, destroyed 10,000 tonnes of wood. '
How much CO2 did that put into the atmosphere then ? Nice going guys.