The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has previously submitted an outline proposal to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment for the regulation by the Department of the moisture content of firewood for sale for domestic combustion. This document updates the previous proposal and suggests a pathway and timeline for regulation of the moisture content of firewood for sale.
The objectives of the proposal to regulate the moisture content of firewood for sale are:
- To contribute to improving air quality in Ireland in the context of the developing Clean air
Strategy, the recent EPA report Air Quality in Ireland 20181, and the CAFE Directive, and
- To enable the continued use of sustainable firewood fuel in domestic heating as a replacement
for fossil fuel and thereby contribute to climate change mitigation.
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