With the new ErP directive enforcing maximum NOx emissions of 56 mg/kWh for natural gas and LPG boilers, and 120 mg/kWh for oil-fired boilers on both new-build and replacement projects, it makes good sense for customers off the grid to future proof their homes and businesses by installing cleaner gas systems as it will become more and more difficult for oil-fired systems to comply with the regulations.
The topic of energy efficiency is set to become even more important due to the focus on carbon in the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. The strategy highlights the Government’s ambition to reduce the installation of high-carbon heating systems in new and existing off-grid homes and businesses during the 2020s, and to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 80% by 2050. The LPG industry can offer an immediate solution and, with installers on board, it can help customers gear up for the change in legislation and avoid being caught out in the long term by switching to a more efficient energy source, sooner rather than later.
With the ErP directive setting out legislation to reduce NOx emissions, LPG has excellent green credentials as it emits low levels of particle and NOx emissions, and low sulphur content. Emitting 35% less CO2 than coal, LPG is the lowest carbon conventional fuel available to rural Britain, and as oil boilers generate twice as much particulate matter emissions than LPG boilers, LPG is becoming widely recognised as the cleaner fuel of choice for customers off the mains gas grid.
The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK