With his Environment hat on Simon Corbell is entreating the wood fired homeowners of Canberra to take up his $600 rebate and get rid of their dark satanic fires.
Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Simon Corbell has today encouraged Canberrans to replace their wood heaters this winter with a new natural gas heater.
Mr Corbell made the comment while launching the 2011 wood heater replacement program.
“Wood smoke has a detrimental impact on air quality in the ACT, particularly in the Tuggeranong Valley, and this program is an important way that individual households can help to protect our environment,” Mr Corbell said.
Since the program launched in 2004 894 wood heaters have been removed.
Has all the low hanging fruit been picked? Or are there any wood fired folks out there considering making the switch in the next few weeks before it comes time to fire up old smokey?