To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made a comparative assessment of (a) laboratory test standards and (b) real world conditions for assessment of wood burning stoves in the context of the EU Ecodesign regulations 2022.
17 December 2021
Defra has not made such an assessment. Defra recently commissioned a study to measure pollutant emissions from burning solid fuels in a range of domestic appliances under real-world conditions. The results will be available from Autumn 2022.