A Review of Literature on Residential Solid Fuel Burning , and Consequently the Implications of Meeting the European 2050 Low -Carbon Targets

John MacIntyre, Karina Rainey Keers, Marie Vaganay

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This paper is intended to source literature, identifying the adverse impacts on human health, from the pollutants released from residential burning from both fossil fuel and biomass sources. The literature sourced was ascertained through the conduction of a systematic literature review. The author assessed peer-reviewed English language articles, which had been published within the last five years. The studies reviewed indicated a clear increase in the burning of residential solid fuels. The findings suggest that residential solid fuel combustion is occurring in developed coun-tries, primarily as a secondary source of heating during the winter months. The study concluded that similarly to bituminous coal, the domestic burning of wood also had adverse effects on human health. The intentions of UK Climate Change Act 2008 are to achieve an 80% reduction by the year 2050 in the net carbon account from the 1990 baseline. It is recommended for countries to meet the European 2050 targets, long-term measures need to be adopted. This includes switching from residential solid fuel burning to heating methods such as oil and gas, which are necessary in im-proving overall air quality and public health.

A Review of Literature on Residential Solid Fuel Burning, and Consequently the Implications of Meeting the European 2050 Low-Carbon Targets. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301270976_A_Review_of_Literature_on_Residential_Solid_Fuel_Burning_and_Consequently_the_Implications_of_Meeting_the_European_2050_Low-Carbon_Targets [accessed Jun 06 2018].
LanguageEnglish
Pages7-13
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geoscience and Environment Protection
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2016

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Keywords

  • Residential Solid Fuel, Health Impacts , Developed Countries , Air Pollutants , Climate Change

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