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Government plans for achieving net zero carbon emissions
New rules for the selling of traditional house coal and "wet" wood come into force on 1 May, below are the links to the relevant guidance. This information is written for retailers but we thought this will be useful to any of our residents who have concerns. The key point is that there will be a transition period and coal merchants and retailers will be able to advise cutomers. This is part of the Governments drive to Net Zero as they are phasing out the use of the most polluting fuels.
Selling coal for domestic use in England
Rules for coal merchants and retailers selling traditional house coal for use in domestic appliances in England from 1 May 2021.
Advice to customers
Traditional house coal will no longer be available from 1 May 2023.
Customers shoudl be advised between 1 May 2021 and 1 May 2023 on the best manufactured solid fuel for them to switch to.
Selling wood for domestic use in England
What you need to do to supply, distribute and sell wood for use in domestic heating appliances in England from 1 May 2021.
Small volumes of wood
You can only supply or sell wood fuel in volumes of less than 2 cubic metres if it is certified as ‘Ready to Burn’. This confirms it has a moisture content of 20% or less.
The Ready to Burn certification scheme applies to:
- firewood in single retail bags
- firewood supplied as a bulk delivery in loose volumes of less than 2 cubic metres
- wood briquettes in single retail bags
- wood briquettes supplied as a bulk delivery in loose volumes of less than 2 cubic metres
Domestic solid fuels: rules for local authorities in England
What enforcement action you can take if domestic solid fuels for sale in England do not meet the legal requirements.
Selling fuel in smoke control areas
What you need to do to get your fuel authorised for use in domestic heating appliances in smoke control areas.
Selling manufactured solid fuels for domestic use in England
What you need to do to supply, distribute and sell manufactured solid fuels for use in domestic heating appliances in England from 1 May 2021.
Selling wood in volumes of 2 cubic metres or more in England: customer notice
Use this notice to tell your customers in England what they must do before they burn wood.