Ambitions of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Danish government as a whole regarding wood stoves are criticised as irresponsible because of the serious air pollution especially with chlorinated dioxins, PAH and fine particles that has been suspected since long, but today is well analysed and described for Denmark as a whole. The excuse by an alleged CO2-neutrality for all biomass burning has at any rate no validity for burning wood under the given conditions of an acute necessity to break the curve of rising CO2-emissions because of climate reasons. The time profile for binding CO2 in trees is too much prolonged for this purpose. If forests really should be used to accelerate and realise a more intense binding of CO2, much more priority should be given to close-to-nature forest management (its potential in this respect being three times that of conventional management, as Danish experiments have shown).
|Translated title of the contribution||Wood stoves NO good for residential heating|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- wood stoves
- forest management