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Mick Dempsey

New laws on woodburners

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I still remember the days when everything went onto the fire. Paper, cardboard, clothing, old shoes, Your sisters barbie, everything.

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Sorry to be a bit like me a Jack Russell terrier hanging on to this thread , but there are so many scare stories flying about that it is hard to see the wood from the trees.

Firstly we are indoctrinated with the greenhouse effect which morphed into global warming now climate change.  CO2 being assessed as the main culprit even though it makes up 0.05 % of the atmosphere and to which we contribute an even smaller proportion 

then NO2 was named and mammalian farts were the enemy

now we are talking particulates and neither of these gases has been mentioned in the wood burning saga

We are worried about conserving natural resources so renewables are the way forward, what now we are being told forget renewable wood and instead burn more precious  oil and gas to produce more CO2................:??????


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You see them as scare stories? I think they are all based on facts. Some will probably be worse than others but I think there is an underlying truth with all the things you mention. We are not being told to forget renewable wood but use it more wisely and efficiently and in the right situations and I am all for that. An open fire in the middle of a town is not one IMO but nice dry wood on efficient stoves in the country were gas is not an option makes sense.

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2 minutes ago, Gardenscape said:

Has no one mentioned the energy intensive process of running those massive kilns to dry wood?

Yes . Some one has .

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