I know that the ETS isn’t out yet with any great detail. However does anyone know if wood is going to be taxed? My guess is they haven’t even thought about it. I looked around and haven’t seen anything about wood burning. And if they haven’t thought about it, people could start buying wood stoves as a second stove in the kitchen and also start heating the house using firewood which will mean chopping down trees and therefore adding to carbon emissions.
Suddenly that old gum or oak tree in the backyard starts to look a little more like a money saver rather than an annoying “pest” if you can get a couple of years out of him/her:-)
I could well imagine the use of a great deal more firewood.
Selling firewood may be become a growth industry for a while until they catch up and even then it could be very difficult to regulate.
let’s watch, shall we?
And yes it is only semi serious.