21/09/2021 - Publication
New study by EEB/GTD: Where there's fire, there's smoke
03/06/2021 - EU Green Week 21
Session: Burning wood to heat your homes
02/06/2021 - EU Green Week 21
Clean Heat as finalist in the LIFE Awards 21
10/2020 - Info
First stoves with Blue Angel eco-label available
06/2020 - Article
Germany can keep stricter standards for solid fuel boilers
Wood burning: sustainable and clean?
In order to achieve the climate targets in the building sector, we must move away from oil, gas and coal. Heating with wood as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels must be viewed critically, because it is the largest source of harmful particulate matter and black carbon in Europe. Moreover, it is by no means climate-neutral. If wood is used, then this should primarily be in durable goods instead of burning it. For climate protection in the building sector, better insulated houses and the switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives - i.e. especially heat pumps and solar thermal energy - are absolutely central. If such heating alternatives are not an option in individual cases, heating with wood is only an acceptable solution if the fuel comes from a sustainable source, is burnt efficiently and a precipitator or filter is used.
About Clean Heat
Environmental Action Germany (DUH) and Green Transition Denmark (formerly known as Danish Ecological Council) are fighting for less pollution due to residential wood burning. Clean Heat was funded by the LIFE programme of the EU from August 2015 until December 2019. With your contribution we can continue our work for cleaner air in Europe!