Denmark acts on particulates from wood burning

Emission limits on sales of wood-burning installations aim to cut emissions by a quarter

Denmark has announced new regulations governing the sales of wood-burning fireplaces, stoves and boilers, as signalled last year in a national plan on persistent organic pollutants (EED 22/05/06).  Strict emission limits are expected to cut particulates by 25 per cent by 2020, the environment ministry said on Wednesday.  Local authorities will be empowered to impose special conditions, such as higher chimneys, in built-up areas, and DKr33.5m (€4.54m) has been earmarked for an information campaign.  The regulations will apply to new and second-hand equipment.  Germany recently announced a similar move (EED 06/12/07).  See environment ministry press release.

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