Ban on coal and " wet " wood for use in wood burners and fireplaces

Does this mean no BBQ's over the summer
Get a grip man ! BBQ in our part of the world on the one day of summer, charcoal should be fine, but not the pint of derv used to get it going
 
Who is gonna tell these guys with their big boys toys, that they are not allowed to play if using coal or wood to power their environmentally friendly workhorses
 
To add , the council round here don't even come out when people are burning mattresses , so I doubt they'll come out to a report of the " wrong sort of wood smoke "
I suppose we will just have to take up burning politicians.
If we start at parish council level (including wee nippy and her gang) I should imagine things will change by the time we get to incinerating junior ministers.
If not, who GAF?
 
GOOD!

We have a couple of posh tw@ts in our street with their 'we're so eco' log fires that choke everyone around with the acrid smoke they belch out all year round.
I love to come home to the smell of a real fire, and I don't mean a 70's/80's Welsh holiday home kind of fire...

Evenings with the smell of log fires, sheep bleating, owls hooting and bats whizzing around, it's such a contrast from living in a big city, I wouldn't have it any other way
 
Pssst? Wanna buy an eighth* of coal?

* of a ton
You jest but isn't that the end point, dealers moving into supplying wood and coal to meet a market

You can see it now, what are you in for illicit dealing in wood
 
They have phased it out now but the gov bought in the renewable heat initiative. You had to have a Biomass boiler installed.

I don't know the ins and outs of it but if you met certain criteria they effectively pay you to heat your home/ business.
I wondered where the catch was but as in all things, if it looks too good to be true then it probably is.
 
what are the alternatives they mention a number of times? just seasoned wood?
One I've seen being widely sold is:

- Kiln Dried Wood -

"Reduce your CO2 emisions by buying our product - high CO2 emissions involved in our manufacturing"

Banning sale of coal and "wet" wood from Feb 2021 - more BluLab socialist green crap which will impact poorest most

Business opportunity for "protected" pikey door to door sellers?
 
One I've seen being widely sold is:

- Kiln Dried Wood -

"Reduce your CO2 emisions by buying our product - high CO2 emissions involved in our manufacturing"

Banning sale of coal and "wet" wood from Feb 2021 - more BluLab socialist green crap which will impact poorest most

Business opportunity for "protected" pikey door to door sellers?
Yep , the wet wood is dried by using log fires , you couldn't make it up.
 
You jest but isn't that the end point, dealers moving into supplying wood and coal to meet a market

You can see it now, what are you in for illicit dealing in wood
Coal would be tricky but the moisture content restrictions on wood will be a blank cheque for pikeys as they just nick the timber anyway. I always harvested my own own wood from my own land but most buyers don't give a shit if it's stolen or not. Make the unseasoned discount illegal and we'll introduce o'mally and co to a very nice profitable revenue stream of Quinten and Jemima feeling edgy by sticking it to the man.
 
The real reason of banning the burning of wood is so you can be taxed on whatever you do use to heat one's home.
 
I love to come home to the smell of a real fire, and I don't mean a 70's/80's Welsh holiday home kind of fire...

Evenings with the smell of log fires, sheep bleating, owls hooting and bats whizzing around, it's such a contrast from living in a big city, I wouldn't have it any other way
How long each evening does it take you to boot the sheep out of your living room, net the bats and put a bag over the owls' heads to stop them from making a racket? :-D
 

Truxx

LE
It'll be heritage railways next …..
Already a concern.

the issue is not so much the possibility of exemptions but the effect on suppliers who are likely to put it all in the not worth the effort category.

I think the whole of the heritage requirement is tiny, 35000 tonne pa at best
 
Haha, and yet 'Green' Germany is still the worlds biggest lignite producer... burning the brown crap every day. If you think stopping Joe Blocks from burning 'good quality' coal and then Germany and the rest of the EU burning lignite is going to improve anything you have got to be joking.

If the Government wants to stop pollution - we need to kill off about 7 billion people.
 

Billyz

Crow
Just start to look forward to the rules we have in Norway comes you're way.... Coal is not legal, oil not legal, gas is almost not legal and have a HEAVY tax, and only new clean burning woodstoves are legal. And I can promise you this is a cold country in the winter
 
Just start to look forward to the rules we have in Norway comes you're way.... Coal is not legal, oil not legal, gas is almost not legal and have a HEAVY tax, and only new clean burning woodstoves are legal. And I can promise you this is a cold country in the winter
What's the calorific value of environmental activists?
 
Does this mean no BBQ's over the summer
All forms of BBQ are now banned across the UK. All forms of cooking requiring fossil fuels are banned. All transportation, heating, lighting, lubricants, rockets, missiles, particle-accelerators, air conditioning, dry cleaning etc reliant on fossil fuels are hereby banned. All energy consumed by the masses now has to be derived from windmills. Greta says there is no choice, so buckle up and freeze to death quietly.

Have they excluded peat briquettes yet? Thought not.
 
How long before you have to register and licence your wood burner? When it come to appoint your County Wood Burning Co-ord £65K pa plus mma at £1.25 per mile, no doubt there will be no bleats 'there is no money - the cuts' A jobsworths charter.

Fear not, a quit word in Lee's ear in the public bar of the Dog's Bollocks will ensure the delivery one dark night of all the wood you need. Cash of course.
 

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