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SIA welcomes Alternative Fuel Payment flexibility announcement
The Stove Industry Association (SIA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero that the time period for evidencing the purchase of alternatives fuels, including wood and solid fuels, has been increased by three months. It...
SIA Blog Post: Going beyond the headlines
With domestic wood burning taking another pounding in the press, the SIA’s communications manager, Erica Malkin, has taken a look beyond the headlines in order to determine what the data from air quality monitoring sites in and around London actually tells us. There’s...
SIA response to Emissions of Air Pollutants in the UK, 2021 Data
SIA Response to latest data on Emissions of Air Pollution in the UK The new Emissions of Air Pollution in the UK data issued on the 14th February 2023 by Defra shows that PM2.5 emissions across all sector sources – industrial processes, domestic combustion, road...
SIA response to Environmental Improvement Plan 2023
The government has confirmed today in its Environmental Improvement Plan 2023 that it is NOT considering a ban on domestic burning in England. It has also announced smoke emissions limits for Smoke Control Areas will be cut from 5g to a maximum of 3g per hour, a...
SIA response to CMO’s Annual Report 2022
To download this press release in PDF format click here. The Stove Industry Association (SIA) welcomes the publication today of the Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report 2022 which gives a balanced and far-reaching commentary on the topic of air pollution and air...
Wood now the cheapest domestic heating fuel
To download this press release in PDF format click here. Wood logs are now the cheapest domestic heating fuel, costing households 74% less per kWh than electric heating and 21% less than gas heating. Using a modern wood burning stove also costs 29% less to run than...
Increase in wood burning stove sales points to consumers taking action to tackle heating bills
To download this press release in PDF format click here. The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) is reporting a 40% increase on sales compared to the same period last year, a trend that the UK trade association says clearly indicates that consumers are taking action to help...
SIA response to Mums for Lungs’ comments
SIA response to comments by Jemima Hartshorn of Mums for Lungs on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show, 25th August 2022 Particulate matter comes from many different emissions sources including transport, agriculture, industry, transboundary such as wildfires and domestic....
Save on costs and carbon this winter
To download this press release as a PDF please click here. Save on costs and carbon this winter With the energy price cap currently at £1,971 and a further predicted hike of 51% due this October, coinciding exactly with the time that most UK households tend to turn on...
Higher levels of PM created inside the home from cooking than from modern wood burning stoves
To download this press release as a PDF please click here. To download the literature review as a PDF please click here. A literature review looking at studies into the contribution from wood burning stoves to indoor particulate matter (PM) in the developed world, has...
SIA comment on EPHA study into health costs related to PM2.5 from domestic sources
SIA comment on the EPHA study into health costs related to PM2.5 from domestic sources, 31st March 2022: The data that this study draws on is from 2018 and, as we know from this February’s data from the NAEI on UK PM2.5 source apportionment, the emissions relating to...
Domestic indoor wood burning emissions significantly lower than previously thought
Domestic indoor wood burning emissions significantly lower than previously thought Download press release as a PDF. The UK government has released its 2020 figures for particulate matter emissions. This latest data shows that the overall percentage of PM2.5...
SIA responds to wood burning stove and HGV emission comparison
Stove Industry Alliance responds to wood burning stove and HGV emissions comparison Download press release as a PDF. Download press release image. In the time taken to produce 1GJ (around 14 days’ worth) of heat to a home from a wood burning stove, at typical usage...
New research finds almost half of PM2.5 emissions from domestic burning come from outdoor sources
New research finds almost half of PM2.5 emissions from domestic burning come from outdoor sources The full report can be downloaded here. A summary sheet is available here. A new peer reviewed research report has found that the previously accepted contribution of...
Remember, remember this 5th November …
Remember, remember this 5th November than not all emissions come from modern stoves! You can download this press release in PDF format here and the accompanying image here. Image credit: Photo by Tamara Gore on Unsplash As this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations take...
Cost effective warmth this winter
Cost effective warmth this winter You can download this press release in PDF format here. The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) is seeking to reassure households that burning wood in an Ecodesign compliant wood burning stove is a highly efficient, cost effective, low...
SIA Responds to Mums for Lungs
SIA Responds to Mums for Lungs call for "wood burning stoves to be banned" If you can see lots of wood smoke coming from someone's chimney, it is likely that they are using the wrong fuel on the wrong appliance or on an open fire. Modern Ecodesign compliant wood...
SIA Appoints New Chair
SIA Appoints New Chair The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA), the industry membership organisation for manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and stakeholders of the wood burning stove industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Hill as its new, indpendent...
Traditional heating meets 21st century technology
Traditional heating meets 21st century technology Long before carbon reduction and air quality targets made daily headlines, wood burning stoves have been delivering renewable, sustainable, and affordable heat for families across the UK. Indeed, many of today’s wood...
The original form of low carbon heating
The original form of low carbon heating If you’re thinking of investing in a wood burning stove, then you’ve made a wise choice. Modern wood burners offer a very low carbon, renewable and highly sustainable way to heat your home, with the added security of still being...
Wood burning stoves and their role in our low carbon future
Wood burning stoves and their role in our low carbon future NB: This article was originally written for H&V News and appears in its June 2021 issue which can be viewed here. With new carbon reduction targets set to become enshrined in law later this year, the...
Wood burning stoves: A guide for local authorities
Wood burning stoves: A guide for local authorities With the government's stated intent on delegating greater powers to the local authorities to introduce their own clean air regulations and requirements, the SIA has put together this helpful guide to advise local...
SIA Appoints New Technical Manager
SIA appoints new Technical Manager The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed James Verlaque to fulfil the role of Technical Manager for the Alliance. To download this press release as a PDF please click here. James will oversee and...
Modern wood burning stoves provide low carbon and low emission heating
The Stove Industry Alliance response to the publication of Emission of air pollutants in the UK, 1970 to 2019 and to Defra research Burning in UK homes and gardens A number of key points from the above publications have been overlooked which has resulted in a number...
The real facts about wood burning stoves
A new video designed to help consumers understand the real facts about wood burning stoves has been launched by the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA). To download this press release as a PDF click here. Modern woodburning stoves and fireplaces provide low carbon and low...
Defra welcomes new stove and fireplace emissions and energy performance certification mark
Defra welcomes new stove and fireplace emissions and energy performance certification mark A new objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification mark for solid fuel stoves and fireplaces that clearly demonstrates appliance manufacturers’...
Stove Industry Alliance welcomes new regulations on most polluting fuels
The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) has welcomed the announcement by Defra today that it plans to encourage the use of cleaner fuel and phase out the sale of coal and wet wood for domestic burning. Click here for PDF version of this press release Coal and wet wood are...
New SIA Retail Group pledges to help improve air quality this winter
There can be few greater winter pleasures than curling up in front of a real fire. The positive mental health effects of a wood fire are well documented and have been shown to lower blood pressure1 and reduce stress. And now, in addition to a warming sense of...
Wood burning stoves: the low-carbon solution
In response to the article published in Air Quality News on 26th November 2019, Turning up the heat on indoor air quality, Erica Malkin, Secretary General of the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA), offers the following commentary in support of advanced SIA Ecodesign Ready...
Stove replacement can improve air quality and provide low carbon heating
The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) is urging homeowners to consider replacing their older stoves and open fires for an advanced Ecodesign Ready model to help improve air quality and significantly reduce particulate emissions. Click here for PDF version of this press...
It’s Official SIA Ecodesign Stoves Reduce Emissions
The publication of the Defra Clean Air Strategy confirms that Ecodesign Stoves will play a central role in the government’s plan to reduce emissions from domestic combustion and commends the SIA for releasing the stoves ahead of the 2022 target date. Click here for...
Modern wood burning stoves can solve UK’s open fire air pollution problem
As the festive season approaches, it is worth considering the impact burning wood on open fires has on air quality. Click here for PDF version of this press release The popularity of wood burning stoves has led many to associate wood burning with stoves. When it...
The Future of Wood Burning
Installing a SIA Ecodesign Ready stove can help you be more energy efficient, reduce your carbon foot print and reduce particulate (PM) emissions. Energy efficiency, carbon reduction and air quality are amongst the key issues facing us today. SIA Ecodesign Ready...
You can be proud of a new Ecodesign Ready wood burning stove!
The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) welcomes Defra’s Draft Clean Air Strategy and in particular its commitment to SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves. There has been plenty of recent publicity around wood burning stoves, but a new SIA Ecodesign Ready stove already fulfils the...
Mayor of London acknowledges that not all wood burning is the same
After being widely misquoted as calling for a ban on wood burning stoves, the Mayor of London is urging Londoners who burn wood in their homes to use the right kind of equipment and fuels to help reduce emissions. Click here for PDF version of this press release...
New SIA Information Sheets
The SIA has just released a series of leaflets, covering Ecodesign and its implications for the industry, Ecodesign Ready stoves and the importance of burning dry wood. The leaflets are designed to give stove retailers and installers the information they need to talk...