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Burning wood can leave a hole in your wallet


SIR – I was interested in Georgina Fuller’s article (Sunday, October 16) on keeping warm without central heating. However, she didn’t mention the cost of logs for the fire.

Although she says she had a tree felled, that is not cheap – and the logs should not be used for two years to allow them to dry out, so others have to be bought in the meantime. Colin Stone

Colerne, Wiltshire

SIR – We agree with Ben Marlow (“Britain risks repeating nuclear error in green push”, Business, October 11) that this country has great natural advantages in lower carbon energy. However, we disagree that these are being squandered.

By the end of 2030, BP intends to invest up to £18billion to boost Britain’s energy security and accelerate the country’s energy transition. With our partner ENB, we have gone from zero to nearly 6GW of potential in offshore wind in Britain – in less than two years.

As I write, a fleet of ships is surveying Britain’s seabed, advancing our three giant wind farm projects, which have the potential to power the equivalent of six million homes. We are also investing £1billion in tripling our British electric vehicle charging network. On Teesside, we are preparing to kick-start a world-leading hydrogen sector and build what could be the world’s first commercial power station with carbon capture, sufficient to power a further

1.3 million homes.

These and many more projects – and the thousands of jobs they will create – are made possible by this country’s distinct advantages: resources, expertise and an instinct for innovation. We know some want us to do more, faster, and we welcome the challenge. But BP is backing Britain, our home for

113 years.

Louise Kingham

UK head of country, BP

London SW1

 ?? ?? Hold fire: ideally, logs should be left to dry out for at least two years before use
Hold fire: ideally, logs should be left to dry out for at least two years before use

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