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Wood-burning Stoves

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 88615, tabled on 7 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to inform consumers of new requirements for wood burning appliances under the Ecodesign Regulations that will enter into force from 1 January 2022.

Answered on

15 December 2021

Defra has worked with industry supporting the Ecodesign Ready scheme since 2017. This has enabled consumers to choose Ecodesign-ready stoves ahead of the legislation coming into force in 2022. From January 2022 only Ecodesign-compliant stoves will be able to enter the UK market. The implementation of Ecodesign 2022 will raise standards throughout the country, alongside existing requirements in Smoke Control Areas.

A communication campaign initiative was launched in 2020 to encourage solid fuel users to use better quality fuels, get their chimney swept or upgrade their appliances.