A crucial new plan is likely to be published this autumn detailing the changes government thinks we will need to make to our home heating to achieve the UK’s carbon reduction target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Early indications suggest the Heat and Buildings Strategy will include proposals to ban the installation of new fossil fuel oil boilers, possibly from as soon as 2028, followed by a complete ban on using kerosene during the 2030s. This could cause considerable problems for the many rural households that depend on oil heating systems.
It is expected that heat pumps will continue to be suggested as the main alternative. While these technologies can be an excellent choice for some homes, oil heated households urgently need a more affordable and practical solution. HVO is the answer – but we need your help to make it happen.
We will update you further in the coming weeks once the new strategy is published. In the meantime, support our drive to ensure renewable liquid fuel is included as one of the green heating options government backs for oil heated households.
Storm Arwen caused misery for households in northern England last month, leaving more than one million people without power or heat for over a week.