Anthracite and Coal rebate?

Yes I know, Coal is a dirty word when it comes to saving the planet. However we are in an isolated rented property and currently our coal fired rayburn is our most efficient option for heating, cooking and hot-water.
We have heard a lot about rebates and price capping for Electricity, Gas and LPG but what about other forms of heating.

Question: Is there any rebate due for those of us that have to use coal?

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  • DE_612183
    DE_612183 Posts: 1,779 Forumite
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    Not sure - to be honest the rebates are because of price of gas has driven up energy prices, I would presume you have not seen the same increase in coal prices so you don't nee the same help?
  • mmmmikey
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    It's possible that coal users will be eligible for the £200 alternative fuel payment that is due to start being paid in February. But the eligibility criteria haven't been published yet, so it's a question of having to wait and see.
  • NeilJ66
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    I bought a 1 tonne pallet of smokeless fuel in Feb 2022 from a supplier and it was £279 plus delivery. The same supplier is now asking £569 for exactly the same product. Other suppliers seem to have increased prices by the same margin, so I'd say coal users are suffering just as much as anyone else.
  • mumf
    mumf Posts: 603 Forumite
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    I am the same.coal is now as expensive as any other fuel. We are all electric,with solid fuel ( main) heating.
  • Having checked my Electricity company website yesterday I am very pleased to see that I got a £200 alternative fuel payment on the 14th Feb.
  • Hi sorry to reignite 😂 an older thread but I’m finding now post coal ban (thanks DEFRA) That I cannot heat the home with smokeless. I’ve tried different varieties and my coal merchant suggested wildfire. To say I’d get more warmth burning the £29 sheets that a 40 kilo sack costs is an understatement. I’m interested in other people’s views on burning these clean coal alternatives when you live rurally (off gas grid) as I feel the cost is prohibitive for the reward. Being thrown into fuel poverty isn’t great and I feel I’ve gone back to the 1900s. I’m not hearing Martin talk much about this at all and I can’t be the only one as we go into winter who is freezing their you know what off.
  • QrizB
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    AH67 said:
    Hi sorry to reignite 😂 an older thread but I’m finding now post coal ban (thanks DEFRA) That I cannot heat the home with smokeless.
    What are you burning the fuel in? A boiler, a stove, an Aga (or similar), an open fire?
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    QrizB said:
    AH67 said:
    Hi sorry to reignite 😂 an older thread but I’m finding now post coal ban (thanks DEFRA) That I cannot heat the home with smokeless.
    What are you burning the fuel in? A boiler, a stove, an Aga (or similar), an open fire?
    If @AH67 had been using regular house coal, then they will have an open fire.
    I'd suggest getting a selection of small bags of different types of smokeless coal and see which one works best. Places like B&M and Lidl often have small bags for sale. Not the cheapest way of buying coal, but certainly easier than getting a 40Kg sack and finding it doesn't burn.

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  • Hi you say you been buying 40kg bag so you must live in Ireland.

     I found the best smokeless coal is  Mc Laughlin’s  Eco Glow which is made in Donegal

     I live in Lancashire and found website which will ship to be in Lancashire from Donegal call  smokeless coal express

    I found Eco Glow the best so far and very good value for money compared to what I been in buying in England online website or from coal men in my area.

    I hope you like it there northing worse than a cold house

     


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