Burning house coal could soon become a thing of the past in the UK, under new government plans to clean up the home heating sector which were released last week. In an effort to reduce air pollution caused by domestic wood and coal burning stoves, the government is seeking to ban the sale of the most polluting fuels, including house coal to homes and businesses, and allow only the most efficient burners to be sold from 2022. Other forms of coal, such as smokeless coal, will continue to be allowed. Ministers are also planning to restrict the sale of wet wood for domestic burning so that it can only be purchased in large volumes, and apply new sulphur standards and smoke emissions limits to all solid fuels.
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