Wednesday 13th June 2018
UKLPG, the trade association for the LPG industry in the UK, has responded to the Government’s A Future Framework for Heat in Buildings Call for Evidence with five key recommendations highlighting the role that liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) can play in displacing high carbon fossil fuels in properties off the gas grid.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking views from industry in support of their Clean Growth Strategy about how best to phase out high carbon fossil fuels (oil and coal) during the next decade, as well as evidence on which technologies and innovation can support this transition.
The UKLPG response to the Call for Evidence highlights the significant role that LPG already plays in delivering reliable low carbon heating to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses that are located off the gas grid. Beyond this, LPG can deliver immediate carbon savings of 1,054,088 tonnes of CO2 per year from the 850,000 homes currently using oil for their heating.
To support the delivery of this carbon reduction, UKLPG’s response urges BEIS to consider five key recommendations:
Beyond the immediate carbon savings attainable through instant switches from coal and oil to LPG, the UKLPG response also outlines how LPG can deliver future off-grid heating in line with the 2032 and 2050 carbon budgets, through high efficiency gas powered technologies including hybrid systems and gas-driven heat pumps, as well as the incremental deployment of bioLPG into the supply chain.
UKLPG’s public affairs manager Emily Wilson-Gavin said: “The LPG industry is poised to support BEIS with its off-grid decarbonisation objectives with simple low-cost solutions that deliver the reduction of carbon and other harmful pollutant emissions immediately. Innovative gas technologies and the deployment of bioLPG, both of which are already on the market, further demonstrate that the industry is committed to a growth strategy which can support the delivery of the 2050 targets.”
A full copy of the UKLPG submission can be found here.
The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK