At the moment, the UK and Republic of Ireland Governments are supporting expensive low carbon heating technologies only – and not alternatives like renewable liquid biofuels. This is something that needs to change if decarbonisation targets are to be achieved.
We urge you to write to or email your MP, MSP or TD and explain your concerns on your government’s current plans for affordable green heating.
You are welcome to use our draft letter here, which you can edit to suit your needs and send to your MP. You can find your local MP here
If you live in the Republic of Ireland, we urge you to use our Irish draft letter here which you can edit to suit your needs and send to your TD. You can find your local TD here
To find out more about why low carbon liquid biofuel should be used to replace heating oil and why we are encouraging rural households to start this transition today, read our Future Liquid Fuels section here.
The technologies supported by the UK and Irish governments at present are expensive and would potentially involve largescale structural disruptions for the 1.5million UK and 686,000 Republic of Ireland off-grid households.
A competitive market is needed for low carbon heat options that keep costs affordable for all. Liquid biofuels are one solution not being given focus in today’s government energy policies – the replacement of heating oil with liquid biofuels would drastically cut carbon emissions with relatively small costs or inconvenience for off grid homeowners.
Neither Government currently supports liquid biofuels in their plans for future green heating and run the risk of minimal support for their decarbonisation aims as a result.
UKIFDA is working with their members and other trade associations in the industry to lobby the UK and Irish Governments to support a plan for the transition to renewable liquid fuels for off-grid households rather than supporting one big change to technologies that are potentially costly and disruptive for rural homeowners.
More information on how liquid biofuels can play its part in the future energy choices of UK and Irish households can be found here.
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