Clean air strategy

Defra published its Clean Air Strategy in 2019. Stove owners and those thinking of buying a new stove can be assured that the government is not seeking to ban wood burning stoves. Instead it wants to ensure that consumers use the most efficient and least polluting stoves and the cleanest fuel.

The Clean Air Strategy recognises that all wood burning is not the same and that reductions in particulate emissions (PM) can be achieved through the installation Ecodesign stoves burning Ready to Burn logs that have a moisture content below 20%.

The government has also recognised that maintenance, chimney sweeping and the way in which householders operate the stove have a significant part to play in the reduction of emissions.

Defra is working closely with the industry to educate consumers on how to burn the right fuel in the right appliance, in order to reduce emissions.

Find out how to burn the right fuel in the right appliance to reduce emissions. Go to the section on domestic burning.

Learn how to save money, reduce chimney fire risk and reduce air pollution at Burn Right.

Learn more about the benefits of using Ready to Burn accredited logs.

clearSkies certified stoves

There are over 320 appliances already certified within the clearSkies scheme from a range of well known stove brands.

Consumer Advice

The SIA is here to help consumers with all things wood-burning stoves and biomass appliance related. From understanding the benefits of Ecodesign stoves, to the importance of using dry wood and a guide on how best to light the stove.