Liquid Gas UK responds to Chancellor’s new ‘Green Homes Grant’ announcement

Thursday 9th July 2020

In response to the Rishi Sunak announcing a new Green Homes Grant as part of the Chancellor's Economic Statement today, Liquid Gas UK Chief Executive George Webb stated:

“The £5,000 grants for household energy efficiency is clearly welcome, but we need to see what measures will be apply for when the scheme opens in September. There should be a range of measures included in this fund, so that it can be used by people up and down the country, including in rural areas which are notoriously inefficient.

“Households and landlords should be able to upgrade highly-polluting oil boilers and solid fuel heating systems, onto new energy efficient and low-carbon solutions such as LPG. This, alongside the revision of the flawed methodology behind Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), would incentivise and help kick start the decarbonisation of rural areas, which is crucial if the UK Government wants to meet its Net Zero target.”

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