tMoA

~ The only Home on the Web You'll ever need ~


    Off-Gridders Threatened: Get Rid Of Your Wood Stove Or Face Thousands Of Dollars In Fines

    Share
    avatar
    mudra

    Posts : 18564
    Join date : 2010-04-09
    Age : 63
    Location : belgium

    Off-Gridders Threatened: Get Rid Of Your Wood Stove Or Face Thousands Of Dollars In Fines

    Post  mudra on Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:30 am

    Off-Gridders Threatened: Get Rid Of Your Wood Stove Or Face Thousands Of Dollars In Fines

    Montreal residents that burn wood for heat must register their stoves and by October 2018, must replace them with newer models or face thousands of dollars in fines.

    The registration is part of an effort to ban most wood-burnings heaters in Canada’s second largest city.

    The burning of wood, coal, pellets and other solid fuels is already banned during smog alerts in Montreal. Starting October 18, 2018, the city will extend the ban to all devices that emit more than 2.5 grams of fine particles an hour. Any fireplace, furnace or stove that does not meet that standard will be banned, and there is no grandfather clause. With some older models emitting 10 to 20 grams per hour, many residents will be forced to find a new source of heat – and stop using heaters that may have been in the family for generations.

    The new law effectively bans all older stoves and fireplaces because they are not certified by the EPA, the CBC reported. Persons who refuse to replace or stop using their wood burners will face a $500 fine for the first offense, a $1,000 fine for the second offense and a $2,000 fine for every offense beyond that.

    These Solar Backup Generators Deliver 4 Times More Power Than Other Models!

    Get Rid Of Your Wood Stove Or Face Thousands Of Dollars In Fines, Residents ToldSupporters of the ban say it is an attempt to reduce air pollution. Persons who want to keep burning wood will have to install inserts that can cost between $2,000 and $8,000. The only exemption to the ban would be if a power outage lasts more than three hours.

    read on: Arrow http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/off-gridders-threatened-get-rid-of-your-wood-stove-or-face-thousands-of-dollars-in-fines/

    Love Always
    mudra

      Current date/time is Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 pm