Suppliers of firewood in Britain project product sales to soar by a 5th during the upcoming winter, since millions of households may opt to fire up wood stoves to assist cope with soaring energy bills, The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.
According to Nic Snell, managing director at Certainly Wood, the UK’s biggest firewood supplier, demand has already started to grow as customers begin preparing for the starting point of colder weather.
“ People are starting to stock up now, but I’d imagine we could get a 10% to 20% embrace demand this coming winter season, because firewood prices have increased but nowhere near the rise seen in energy prices, ” Snell said, as cited by the media.
He pointed out that the amount of firewood required to maintain a fire on nights and weekends throughout the wintertime would cost around £ 600 ($710), while families heating homes using gas or electricity are expected to handle spiraling energy bills over the coming months.
Soaring prices for gasoline and electricity along with higher volatility in energy markets are forcing regulators and analysts to bump up their own already grim forecasts. According to the latest outlook from the UK independent energy consultancy Auxilione, average annual energy bills within Britain will soar in order to £ 6, 000 (nearly $7, 100) in 2023. People working from home are forecasted to be paying £ 683 ($808) per month by January.
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