If you burn quality, dry wood fuel from a local supplier it is:
- More affordable than oil or electricity.
- Renewable and sustainable
- Low-carbon and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 90% compared to fossil fuels
In the long-run, if more people burnt wood it would create a larger market for wood fuel, which would not only bring about competitive pricing but encourage the management of more woodland areas, promoting the many benefits of woodland management.
The Ready to Burn Certification Scheme is being introduced for the majority of woodfuel sales to ensure that wood sold for burning is dry. It will be fully rolled out by 1st May 2022 for all suppliers selling loads of 2 two cubic metres or less. Learn more about the Ready to Burn legislation.
Is burning wood carbon neutral?
Burning wood fuel itself is a carbon-neutral process. The wood only releases as much carbon emissions as it absorbed while growing. The reason why wood fuel isn’t completely carbon neutral is that there is some CO2 cost during processing and transport. The less distance the wood travels, the more environmentally friendly the process, so there is good reason to buy local!