The Clean Growth Strategy

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What is the Clean Growth Strategy?

The government’s department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)  published the Clean Growth Strategy in 2017 to build a lower-carbon future for the UK.

Its aim is to accelerate ‘clean growth’ in two ways; by significantly decreasing emissions, and increasing economic growth. This involves rolling out lower-carbon processes, systems and technologies nationwide – in the most cost-effective way possible. 

What does it mean for homes and businesses?

As part of the strategy, homes, businesses and industrial operations will be encouraged and supported to minimise their carbon footprint.

A major focus will be assessing the fuels we use, whether its for heating, cooking or for powering larger industrial or manufacturing processes – and embracing cleaner, greener alternatives.

What are the key policies?

The strategy’s proposals fall into six key areas, which together are responsible for 100% of the UK’s carbon emissions:

  • Improving business and industry efficiency (25% of UK emissions)
  • Improving our homes (13% of UK emissions)
  • Accelerating the shift to low-carbon transport (24% of UK emissions)
  • Delivering clean, smart, flexible power (21% of UK emissions)
  • Enhancing the benefits and value of our natural resources (15% of UK emissions)
  • Leading the public sector (2% of UK emissions)

A full list of 50 pledges can be found in this executive summary.

Clean fuel alternatives

The strategy sets out specific plans to phase out high-carbon fossil fuels (like oil or coal) in off-grid homes and businesses.

Cleaner, greener LPG has the lowest CO2 emissions of any off grid fossil fuel: Fuel oil has a 23% increase in CO2 emissions relative to LPG*

*Source: UKLPG response to A Future Framework for Heat in Buildings

LPG – a clean burning gas

Aside from having a lower carbon footprint, LPG offers a major reduction to NOx and SO2 emissions and emits almost zero particulate matter – a major contributor to air pollution.

This means switching to LPG will help businesses meet legally-binding carbon reduction targets, as well as emissions limits set out in the government’s Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD).

The government has also frozen the Climate Change Levy (CCL) on LPG until at least 2022, re-enforcing its important role in decarbonising off-grid homes and business.

As well as being cleaner, LPG is also highly-efficient, versatile, reliable and widely-available. What’s more, it’s affordable, and if you’re switching from oil, it could bring major savings on your energy costs.

A cleaner, more efficient solution

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