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Heat in BuildingsĀ 

The future of off-grid heating

The challenge of heat 

Meeting net zero targets in the UK will require near complete decarbonisation of heat.

In response to this, the government is now looking at ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce the amount of carbon emissions we produce in our homes and businesses.

The government aims to accomplish its ambition of a complete decarbonisation of energy use in buildings within a single generation.

As it stands, there’s still a way to go in reducing the amount of carbon we produce in our homes and businesses. 

Heating makes up around one third of the UK’s overall emissions and around 45% of the UK’s energy consumption. There are also around 850,000 homes off the gas grid still relying on high carbon fuels such as oil and 200,000 using solid fuels to heat their homes.1 

In order to tackle this issue and reduce the amount of emissions we create, the government has released its Clean Growth Strategy, which includes plans to phase out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating such as oil and coal in new and existing buildings.2

How will the Government achieve the level of decarbonisation of heat required?

The government aims to tackle the challenge of decarbonising heat by improving energy efficiency and using lower carbon fuels.

Measures such as improved insulation are one way to reduce emissions from heating by ensuring our buildings are more energy efficient.   

In addition, switching away from higher carbon fuels such as oil to lower carbon alternatives such as LPG is an effective way to reduce carbon emissions.

How can we decarbonise our homes and businesses?

By switching from high carbon fuels such as oil and coal to LPG, homes and businesses can reduce emissions and improve air quality today and secure a seamless pathway to a low emission future with bioLPG.

Significant carbon savings

By switching from oil to LPG today, homes and businesses can see significant and immediate carbon savings. LPG is less carbon intensive than oil and 30-40% less than coal.3

Air quality improvements

Switching from oil to LPG provides a reduction in harmful NOx, SOx and particulate matter (PM) which provides clean air benefits and is much better for our health.4

BioLPG introduction

The LPG industry has a long-term pathway to deep emission reductions with the introduction of bioLPG, a direct replacement fuel for LPG.

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1 NNFCC: Evidence Gathering for Off-Gas Grid Bioliquid Heating Options, prepared for BEIS

2 The Clean Growth Strategy, 2017

3 Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2019 , BEIS

4 UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, BEIS