Sadiq Khan went on to say:
"The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) and Woodsure have launched their voluntary 'Ecodesign Ready' and 'Ready to Burn' labels to help consumers make the right choice in London and other smoke control areas."
Speaking at the launch of SIA Ecodesign Ready on behalf of Dr. Thérèse Coffey Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Simon Hoare MP, said:
"The Ecodesign Ready brand is a great example of industry taking the lead to promote the benefits of more efficient and cleaner technologies and bringing them to the market. Ecodesign Ready stoves will help to cut air pollution."
Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Select Committee Environment Food & Rural Affairs, said:
"What the SIA is doing fits in with the world we have; we have problems in our inner cities with very high levels of NOx and particulates. Anything we can do to reduce that from open fires and others, through SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves has got to be an absolute benefit."
Independent research conducted by Kiwa Gastec on behalf of the SIA has shown that modern clean burning stoves, designed to meet the new Ecodesign requirements will reduce significantly emissions compared to an open fire and a stove of 10 years ago.
The tests covered the emission of particles, other carbon gases (OCG) and NOx from an open fire, a stove from 10 years ago and a stove designed to meet the stringent emission levels in Ecodesign. The results are summarised in the graphs below: