Little progress on firewood

johnboy 26 April 2009 10

The Canberra Times has a piece about wood fired heating in Canberra.

Apparently the subsidies to switch to gas are falling into disuse and sales of firewood are on the rise.

On the bright side the very worst polluting heaters appear to have been the ones replaced.

Time for another ad campaign?


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MrPC MrPC 5:54 pm 26 Apr 09

Timber is renewable, Methane is not. The new ads would have to be extremely good and probably somewhat misleading too.

hey_you hey_you 6:28 pm 26 Apr 09

And on the subject of firewood can anyone recommend a good firewood supplier?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 6:34 pm 26 Apr 09

Timber is renewable, Methane is not.

I can renew half the world’s supply of methane after baked beans and brown bread toast. As a bonus,I also make a sound comparable to many modern bands.

Deckard Deckard 6:41 pm 26 Apr 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :


I can renew half the world’s supply of methane after baked beans and brown bread toast.

Careful, ACTEW might want to put their gas fired power station out the front of your place.

zig zig 9:33 pm 26 Apr 09

I just wish people would only burn DRY hardwood.

Grail Grail 9:46 pm 26 Apr 09

Now if only we could get people to wear jumpers instead of heating their houses to 22C in the middle of winter, we might be able to do something about the renewable, environmentally friendly pollution!

s-s-a s-s-a 1:17 am 27 Apr 09

Even with low pollution wood heaters, the other issue is where the firewood comes from.

A catchy tune from Pete Lyon on the subject can be downloaded from here.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 10:05 am 27 Apr 09

zig said :

I just wish people would only burn DRY hardwood.

YES! Why oh why can’t they legally require people who have wood heaters to also have appropriate covered storage for the wood. The difference after rain if you have just one irresponsible inconsiderate home-owner nearby is very noticeable.

GregW GregW 7:10 pm 27 Apr 09

Sooooo

Can you still buy new wood heaters or has nan banned it?

Ari Ari 7:16 pm 27 Apr 09

Yep, you can buy them.

The new ones are great, they only produce smoke for a couple of minutes when you are lighting them and when you put additional wood in.

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