The solid fuel industry is facing significant challenges from a number of sources including increased regulation and competitive pressures. The imposition of carbon tax on solid fuel has added significantly to the retail prices of coal and briquette products, adversely affecting sales.
Following the introduction of a ban on smokey coal, proper enforcement is essential to regulate the market and enable key market players to compete on a level playing field. Bord na Móna is fully supportive of appropriate regulation and believe it needs to be consistently applied.
As the No. 1 Brand and largest producer and importer of solid fuel products in Ireland, the Fuels business is committed to developing sustainable and competitive alternatives to traditional fuels that are market-leading.
Eddie Scaife, Head of Fuels