Climate & Environment
Solid fuel rules to be enforced after turf concerns settled
New plans to ban smoky fuels on a phased basis will initially be enforced through ‘supportive compliance’ measures
New solid fuel regulations will initially be enforced through “supportive compliance” as local authorities prepare to deploy additional inspectors across the country this autumn.
Last week, the government finalised controversial plans to ban smoky fuels on a phased basis, which were held up due to political concerns in Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael over the impact on turf, which many people in rural Ireland use for heating.
The controversy was settled after Eamon Ryan, the ...