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2022 stove sales increase points to consumers taking action to tackle heating bills 

Andy Hill, Chair of SIA

Stove Industry Association (SIA) sales data for 2022 shows an overall 43.4% increase in total unit sales compared to 2021, a trend that the UK trade association says clearly indicates that consumers are taking action to help cushion themselves against spiralling home heating bills. Data collated from all SIA manufacturing members, which accounts for approximately […]

Wood Recyclers’ Association boss recognised in Women in Trade Associations Powerlist

Julia Turner, Executive Director of the Wood Recyclers’ Association

Julia Turner, Executive Director of the Wood Recyclers’ Association, has been named on the first ever powerlist to celebrate inspirational women in trade associations. Launched today (March 8) by the Trade Association Forum (TAF) to coincide with International Women’s Day, the Women in Trade Association’s Powerlist was compiled by the TAF, Federation of Small Businesses […]

Wood burners vs air quality – going beyond the headlines

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With domestic wood burning taking another pounding in the mainstream press, the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) has taken a look at the facts in order to determine what the data from air quality monitoring sites in and around London actually tells us.  By Erica Malkin – SIA Communications Manager There’s a famous Mark Twain quote […]

Percy Doughty welcomes the Government’s Environmental Improvement Plan 2023

Wood burning stove by Percy Doughty

The 25 Year Environment Plan sets out a vision for a quarter-of-a-century of action to help the natural world regain and retain good health. It pledges to refresh the plan every five years, a commitment set into law in the Environment Act 2021. The new document represents the first such review reinforcing the intent and […]

HETAS responds to Defra’s emissions of air pollutants statistics

HETAS responds to Defra's emissions of - fireplace

By HETAS The new ‘Emissions for air pollutants in the UK’ publication released on February 14 by Defra has highlighted an increase in burning wood for fuel by 124 per cent between 2011 and 2021, and a decrease in use of coal for domestic heating.  The report also highlights emissions of particulate matter (PM10 and […]

Ban on wood stoves? HETAS dispels rumours

wood stoves by HETAS

By HETAS No doubt you will have seen some headlines about a possible ban on wood stoves. Here, we identify the truth behind the headlines and what measures the government is undertaking in relation to domestic burning. HETAS, the not-for-profit organisation that is working for a cleaner and safer environment looks beyond the recent headlines […]

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