Woodburning stoves and the environment

Sun, Forest, and Conscience

The energy of a piece of wood comes from the sun, making wood a sustainable source of energy.

The quantity of CO2 released from a piece of wood rotting in the forest is largely equivalent to the quantity of CO2 released from the same piece of wood by way of combustion i.e. wood firing is CO2 neutral unlike oil, gas or other fossil fuels, and does not contribute to the greenhouse effect, instead being integrated into a cycle of Nature.

In most countries, forests are being replanted to an ever increasing extent to boost the energy supply of the future so you may feel secure about warming your home in an environmentally friendly manner.