“Having always supported the principle of decarbonisation, clean growth and clear air, our Clean Growth Future Vision brochure sets out all we are aiming to achieve in both in the near and far future, as well as highlighting the opportunities for the industry as a whole,” said chief executive Guy Pulham.
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“Our members, which are best positioned to help consumers through the transition phase, have always been committed to improving energy efficiency and will continue to contribute to the government’s long-term decarbonisation targets.
“Liquid fuels are developing all the time and have come a long way in terms of efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. All the trials on FAME blend kerosene carried out in recent years are extremely positive and more trials are planned. We strongly urge government to encourage and support trials of new liquid fuels as there are strong signs that these can be very much part of the solution, especially as many of the mixes would work well with consumers’ existing heating systems.”
“We want government to be technology neutral and to not view electrification as the only option. We believe biofuels can help achieve decarbonisation in the future and should form part of the future energy mix.
“Short term, consumers need to be encouraged to make energy efficiency changes, such as infrastructure improvements to their homes including smart metering and insulation, to reduce carbon emissions immediately,” added Guy.
“Technology is key, and we will continue to work alongside our European trade association partners and stay abreast of emerging technologies and products.
“Long term, we intend to work with all relevant bodies as well as consumer groups to help ensure different solutions can be found for different homes and budgets. We will also take part in the independent testing of low-carbon fuels and work with all in the supply chain to drastically cut the fossil content in liquid fuels to zero ahead of the deadline set by the Paris Agreement.”