New rules have been approved In Ireland. According to them the most polluting types of solid fuels are prohibited for sale in the country's markets, Evropeyska Pravda reports with reference to the BBC.
Ireland will basically become a low-emission zone under the new regulations, which will take effect until September 2022.
The announcement is now being made to allow solid fuel suppliers to plan for changes, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan says.
Now the sale of smoky coal has already been banned in 42 cities in Ireland. However, no restrictions are affecting its sale elsewhere.
It will only be allowed to sell fuels that emit less than 10 grams of smoke per hour when burned, including industrial solid fuels and peat bricks. By 2025, this figure will be reduced to 5 grams.
The permissible sulfur content for all types of fuel will also be halved over time.
Dried wood sold for heating must have a moisture content of 25% or less, and within four years the rate will drop to 20%.
Damp woods will be sent to the buyer with instructions on how to dry them before burning.
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