UKLPG calls on Government to remain committed to CGS objectives

Friday 20th July 2018

UKLPG, the trade association for the LPG industry, is calling on the Government to remain committed to its Clean Growth Strategy objectives following its response to the Energy Company Obligation ECO3 consultation which was published yesterday (19th July). ECO3 is the government energy efficiency and heating scheme which focuses on delivering measures to low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households.

Peter Westwood, UKLPG Chief Executive said “I am disappointed that the Government has missed the opportunity to replace broken oil boilers, that are most often the oldest, inefficient and polluting oil boilers, with the lower carbon fuelled alternatives that are available.”

“Recognising that addressing fuel poverty is essential, I acknowledge that the Government needs to balance cost versus carbon. However, as UKLPG has shown in our response to BEIS’ call for evidence on Heat in Buildings, LPG is a solution that can deliver affordable carbon savings right now. Not only could replacing broken oil boilers with LPG boilers save an additional 20% of carbon per household compared to a like-for-like replacement of oil with oil, new LPG boilers are considerably cheaper than oil equivalents and LPG suppliers take care of all infrastructure installation costs during the switching process.

“Given the ambitious carbon targets stated in the Clean Growth Strategy launched last October, the Government needs to ensure that all branches of Government policy work in synergy to meet its 2050 carbon targets.”

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK