Wood Burning Stoves And The Environment
Renewable & Sustainable:
Wood is one of the most environmentally friendly fuels that can be used. It is a virtually carbon-neutral, sustainable and renewable energy source.
We plant new trees to replace those felled for fuel, the more we fell the more we plant so demand is always met, with no depletion of resources.
Neutral Carbon Footprint
This cycle of planting trees means that as CO2 is released into the atmosphere by burning today's harvest it is taken out of the air by the growing trees of tomorrows harvest. By planting more trees than we burn we move from a Carbon neutral to a Carbon negative fuel source.
Standard Assessment procedures (SAP) for home Energy Efficiency Certification (EPC) Rate correctly dried wood fuel (below 20% moisture) at 0.008kg of carbon per kilowatt compared with 0.198kg for gas, 0.274kg for oil and 0.517kg for electricity.