February Current Events 2024: Disaster News
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Air Pollution Increase By 19% In A Decade Due To Home Heating
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – Emissions of PM2.5 and PM10 from domestic grew by 19% between 2012 and 2022, against attempts to travel and generate commercial energy in less polluting methods. Home emissions are a significant source of PM2.5; according to data, residential wood-burning emissions account for 22% of total PM2.5 emissions.
Despite the environmental impact of wood-burning stoves, their popularity is on the rise, thanks in part to their "cozy" look, which has become increasingly popular. According to the Stoves Industry Alliance, sales increased by 67% in the last three months of 2022 compared to the previous year. According to SIA, around 1.5 million houses in the UK have one.
According to data, another increasing source of it is biomass combustion in industry. There has been significant outrage over the government's decision to provide more subsidies to the Drax power station for burning trees to generate energy.
Source: The Guardian
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