After all the scaremongering and misinformation about stoves a national daily paper finally sets the record straight with a factual article on exactly what it costs to run a wood burner compared to electricity and gas. The Sun article makes welcome news to stove lovers everywhere who probably knew all of this anyway. Since the article was written before Firmus, one of Northern Ireland's two gas suppliers, announced that their price will rise by 38%, adding a further £267 to a typical annual gas bill, the comparison will now be much more in favour of stoves. They're not the only UK supplier to whack up their bills and energy experts are saying that such unprecedented rises aren't over yet. So perhaps it really is a good time for you to welcome a modern low emissions, low carbon stove into your home – and 'no' the government definitely have no plans to ban them as was re-confirmed in a recent meeting between Defra and the Stove Industry Alliance.