Switching from Oil to LPG
Aligning with government climate targets
In 2017, the government launched its Clean Growth Strategy, a plan that aims to build a lower carbon future for the UK.
Part of this strategy will see off-grid homes, businesses and industrial operations encouraged to minimise their carbon footprint. A major focus of this will be assessing the fuels we use.
In addition to this is the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) which aims to tackle air pollution issues across the UK, specifically pollutants such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM).
Whether you’re a commercial or domestic user of oil, if you’re off-grid you will have to embrace cleaner, greener alternatives for heating and cooking, or for powering larger industrial or manufacturing processes. One way to do this is to convert from oil to gas.
Oil vs LPG
With the lowest CO2 emissions of any off-grid fossil fuel (LPG can reduce carbon by around 20% when compared to oil and around 30-40% from coal), LPG will play a major role in this transition towards a cleaner energy mix in the UK.1
Aside from having a lower carbon footprint, LPG offers a major reduction in NOx and SO2 emissions compared to oil and emits almost zero particulate matter — a major contributor to air pollution.2 This means a switch from oil to gas will provide much cleaner air.
As well as being cleaner, LPG is also highly efficient, versatile, reliable, and widely-available.
Why switch from oil to gas?
If the government is to reach its ambitious net zero targets by 2050, it needs to start reducing carbon emissions today. For off-grid homes and businesses, switching from oil to LPG or LNG can provide immediate carbon savings while providing the high-grade fuel needed to heat off-grid homes and power off-grid businesses.
We also offer carbon offsetting which provides an answer to reducing the day-to-day emissions we create that can’t be prevented. It’s a process where you can compensate your emissions by funding projects that provide sustainable development in communities around the world.
1 Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2019 , BEIS
2 UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory