Peat briquettes to avoid first phase of smoky fuel regulations

Although Bord na Móna peat products will not comply with the 5g/hr standard intended to be introduced in 2025, the company will cease the sale of such products by 2024

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
19th September, 2021
Peat briquettes to avoid first phase of smoky fuel regulations
Bord Na Móna has told the Business Post that its peat briquettes comply with the 10 g/hr emissions rate, and therefore would not be affected by next year’s regulations. Picture: Getty

Bord Na Móna’s peat briquettes will not be affected by new solid fuel regulations due to come into effect next year, the Business post has learned.

Earlier this month, Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Environment, announced new solid fuel regulations aimed at reducing harmful air pollution from residential fire burning. They amounted to a phased ban on the sale of all smoky fuels over the next four years.

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