Slow Burn: Britons At Risk Of $300 Fine For Burning Firewood Amid Energy Crunch

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So much for the sanctity of an Englishman’s hearth and home.

UK Government Officials cracked down on their energy conservation measures. Now, if people burn firewood in their homes, they’ll face a $300 fine and possible criminal charges. 

Essentially, the use of wood-fire stoves has grown exponentially in the last few years in the UK. Breitbart reported that the crisis began around ten years ago when the Conservative Party-led governments began implementing “globalist green agenda policies” while rejecting the “nation’s more reliable natural resources such as natural gas.” 

People who do not use wood-fire stoves that meet state standards on air pollution risk being fined £175 to £300 or about $188 -$322. To take things a step further, local councils could also issue criminal prosecutions that would tarnish the permanent criminal records of people who continually “breach the codes” aka, use wood to heat their homes.

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The issue is that British households have faced extreme price rises for electricity. In the past year alone, there’s been a 65.4 percent rise in electricity prices and a 128.9 percent rise in natural gas prices. Of COURSE people are trying to use wood-fire stoves to heat their homes. These price rises are astronomical!

Yet climate activists don’t seem to care one bit. As a matter of fact, ClientEarth, a green charity campaign group, even suggested to ban burning wood in domestic settings entirely. Its spokesperson, Andrea Lea said, “Pollution from wood-burning is a growing source of fine particulate matter pollution in some areas, which is a serious threat to people’s health.” 

How the heck are people supposed to stay warm?

This is like when Biden and AOC tried to take away our gas stoves!

As a cherry on the top to this whole debacle, banning wood burning stoves most likely won’t do much to curb air pollution. A report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) pointed out that wood-burning stoves cause only 17 percent of emissions. So this really is just another virtue signaling and frivolous rule that will do a whole lot of nothing.

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