Yes, yes, emissions, climate change, carbon neutral but:
As part of the Government’s aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing climate change, it will pay households to produce renewable energy. A wood burning, or biomass, system will achieve a tariff of 12.2p per kilowatt hour of energy produced. Other renewable sources such as solar thermal panels, air, ground and water-source heat pumps pay different rates.
They’re paying more in subsidy than the energy is actually worth for something as fucking polluting as wood stoves?
Dear God these people are morons.
The soot, particle emissions, are massive. No, seriously, no one at all wants to live where there’s a significant section of the population burning wood 24/7. Lung disease rates will soar. Agreed, they are insisting upon proper ventilation but still, don’t they know that the indoor burning of wood and the like is the world’s largest cause of lung cancer (yes, far more than ‘baccy)? And ventilation, chimneys and the like, only externalises that internal pollution?
We’re ruled by idiots.