Danes set stricter pollution standards for stoves

Denmark wants to align its legislation with the more stringent standards on particulate matter in place in Germany, a major market for Danish manufacturers

Denmark’s environment minister Ida Auken has announced stricter standards for particulate matter (PM) from wood-burning stoves, which account for a large proportion of total PM emissions in the country.

An expert from the Danish environmental protection agency noted many new stoves sold on the Danish market comply with even stricter standards set under the Nordic Swan ecolabelling scheme.

The rational behind the announcement is to align Danish legislation with the more demanding German standards. Stoves made in Denmark already meet these standards because Germany is a major market. Danish manufacturers have asked for legislative changes to ensure their stoves can also be sold on the domestic market.

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