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A few sites I've stumbled across recently....
VenkmanAfter a bit of searching through your links I found this document which I think answers the question. The document lists stoves which meet the new requirements. Quite a long list. Not sure how many have failed or what effect the change has made on particulates in the air.
Venkman Thank you, I'll look at these later
Mark Steyn provides some interesting information about the activities of Raúl Grijalva, Democratic Representative from Arizona:
Have a look here,http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters/understanding-residential-wood-heater-ruleshttp://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters/compliance-requirements-residential-wood-heaters
Venkman How onerous are the regulations? There are woodburners available in the UK which if I read the publicity correctly can be used in smokeless zones. It's a bit tricky to compare regulations as UK legislation was written in the 1950s and so uses colour charts and durations as a measurement (I don't know of any updates). Which is a different situation from the current EURO-6 regulations for cars which uses modern methods to measure particulate size.
No not a bad thing in itself, but likely to be applied retrospectively politicians being politicians and greens being greens. Even in the UK it is accepted that applying a blanket ban across the whole country is not really enforceable or worthwhile.
LapogusWe and most of our neighbours burn similar amounts in this part of rural France. At the back end of last year Hollande/Segolene Royal proposed a ban on woodburners in Paris. I hadn't realised there is no equivalent of the Clean Air Act here, nor that a great number of Parisians heat their homes with wood. That was quietly shelved in a few weeks. I don't think even the most extreme Greens would suggest a similar ban here and expect to get away in one piece. Which isn't to same they don't have a smog problem in Paris in the right weather conditions.
Robert Christopher QI = Quite Interesting, a TV panel/game show hosted by Stephen Fry where popular known facts are exposed as being incorrect. Normally the four panelists end up with negative scores.
The Item in the Steven Goddard blog was about the "Coming IceAge" scare of the 1970s, which according to many warmists never actually happened. One of the comments linked to a Video of a TV programme hosted by Lenard Nimoy featuring the same non-existent scare.Which was quite interesting as a programme in its own right, but did also shoot down the "No there wasn't" story line.
The original Steven Goddard post was a newspaper article by Nigel Calder on the same subject. He, I think, also co-authored "The Chilling Stars" and was involved in the TV Series. Quite Interesting that the BBC was pushing the "Coming Iceage" story BB (Before Black).
Robert and Lapogus,
The EPA has simply ruled that new burners have to meet these regulations, current burners that are already installed are not affected it simply means that when replaced the new burner needs to meet regulations which release lees particulates and burn less fuel for the same amount of heat. So what is really bad about that?
"if EPA decide to get heavy with people who burn wood to keep their houses warm it will just end in bloodshed"
It should do. I wouldn't bet much on an EPA official going up against an Alaskan woodsman, or even Sarah Palin, come to that. In any case, mine is a 'biomass heater'...
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