The Canberra Times reports that carbon neutral wood heating has been reprieved despite concerns over air quality in Tuggeranong.
The ACT Government says Canberra’s air quality is not bad enough to justify a ban on domestic wood burning heaters.
But a report tabled in the Legislative Assembly this week found wood smoke in Canberra’s south was contributing to unhealthy pollution levels in winter.
The Greens have called on the Government to ramp up education on Tuggeranong’s unique topography.
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An inversion layer traps pollution in the valley on cold and still days.
(Your correspondent’s house is wood-fired and when operated intelligently it produces very little smoke while increasing the chances dramatically of young women wanting to stay the night)