DEFRA approves Grant Spira under Clean Air Act

Grant are pleased to announce that both the Grant Spira 6-26kW and Grant Spira 9-36kW Condensing Wood Pellet Boilers are now detailed on the DEFRA list of appliances with exemption under the Clean Air Act.  This allows for the appliances to be installed in urban and city locations without contravening the Clean Air Act 1993.

The Clean Air Act was brought in to reduce smog and air pollution. It was an important milestone in the development of a legal framework for environmental protection.  Involving a number of measures to reduce air pollution like ‘smoke control areas’ in some cities where only smokeless fuels could be burnt, it pushed households towards cleaner sources of heat like gas and electricity to reduce the pollution.

In these control areas it would be an offence to emit smoke from a solid fuel/biomass boiler if it wasn’t listed as an exempt appliance. The current fine is around £1,000 for the offence.

For more information, visit www.defra.gov.uk/industrial-emissions/other-regulation/clean-air-act/

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