At the moment, the UK and Republic of Ireland Governments are supporting the expensive low carbon heating technologies only – and not alternatives like renewable liquid fuels. This is something that needs to change if decarbonisation targets are to be achieved.
The technologies supported by both 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.
Once the heating industry has the assurance from both Governments that low carbon liquid fuels like biofuels will be included in the market and be part of the solution for the future of green heating, we can increase investment in research, development, innovation – and ultimately provide consumers with more choice and smaller prices.
We need your help!
If you live in the UK, we urge you to write to or email your MP and explain your concerns on the Government’s current plans for affordable green heating – and that the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, the Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth), needs to be made aware of this key issue.
We need your help to spread the word on this important topic and you are welcome to use our draft letter, 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 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 fuel 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 good news is liquid biofuels are an affordable alternative to costly low carbon heating technologies. With your help we can ensure the UK and Republic of Ireland Governments include liquid biofuels in their future energy plans so off-grid homeowners can cut carbon emissions today by making a few changes such as insulating their homes, switching to a condensing boiler or installing a bunded oil tank, in preparation for a full transition to liquid biofuels over time.
Please write to your elected representative & follow our campaign on Twitter – @UKIFDA using #LiquidFuelFuture
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