The following prices for coal have just been posted in my local 'Buy Sell Swop' Facebook page. The prices are based on purchasing a pallet of coal & they suggest that individuals can share a pallet if they want. The merchants are in the North of Ireland, so the delivery will cost you. I think it's about €40.00 to deliver to the Dublin area. It seems like really good value.
Slack 40kg for €6
Amber King 40kg for €7
Champion Premium Coal 40kg for €8
Black Diamond Blend 40kg for €10 (semi smokeless)
Smokeless Ovoids 40kg for €12
Coalisland, Co Tyrone. The crowd are called Coal Warehouse & if you like and share their FB page, you get 2 bags free. (As opposed to 3 bags full... :-P )
Presumably only the smokeless ovoids are legal to burn in Dublin?
I actually never thought of the smokeless issue! I live out in the country, so I can burn whatever.
Anyone has past experience buying from those guys?
I'm pretty sure it is still legal to burn any coal in Dublin. It's selling it that is illegal. They are going to outlaw burning it but I don't think that it has been passed yet.
Well, I stumped up for a mixed pallet of champion & black diamond 40kg bags, 12 of one & 13 of the other - including delivery, working out @ a little over €10.00 per bag. I'll let ye know if all goes well.
Is that delivered to dublin?
Yes. Like I said, I committed myself to about €260 today. If it works out OK, Zi'll let ye know. If I get a ton of stones I'll be o to Joe on Livelive.
From the link above:
Following the review of submissions received under the consultation process, several proposed enhancements and new initiatives were identified to improve the effectiveness of the existing legislation so as to consolidate air quality benefits to date, and deliver further improvements across the country into the future.
Boundary modifications and extensions to most existing smoky coal ban specified areas, in line with Census 2011 data;
The extension of the ban to all of Dublin County, including suburbs and satellite towns;
The ban will be applied in six new provincial towns (with effect from 01 May 2013) because they have populations over 15,000 people - Greystones, Letterkenny, Mullingar, Navan, Newbridge and Portlaoise; Wicklow Town is also to be included following requests from members of the public, Wicklow County Council and local representatives;
A prohibition on the burning of bituminous or smoky coal is also being introduced to complement the existing ban on the marketing, sale and distribution.
The ban on burning real coal is there for a good reason! http://www.cplfuels.ie/news/2014/03/8000-lives-saved-by-smoky-coal-ban
Link to Facebook page?.?
Go to Facebook and type in "coal warehouse" and it comes up ;-)
Thanks. Not on Facebook, thought it might have been an open page as they don't seem to have a website, anyway thanks for your help.
That article implies that there is already a ban on the burning of somky fuels.
'Ban on burning
A ban on the burning of smoky coal and other prohibited fuels now applies in all smoky coal ban specified areas to complement the ban on the marketing, sale and distribution.
There is a range of innovative smokeless solid fuel products, including smokeless coal products, available on the market. Smokeless solid fuel is cleaner as well as more carbon and heat-efficient.so can deliver climate benefits as well as improved air quality and human health benefits.
Under the Regulations all smokeless solid fuel products must be clearly labeled as “SMOKELESS FUEL”. This allows householders to make an informed choice concerning the products they purchase.'
Am I reading it right?