What is Clean Growth Strategy?

March 6th, 2018

The Government states in its clean growth strategy executive summary (Oct 17) that ‘we have been one of the most successful countries in the developed world in growing our economy while reducing carbon emissions’, and fully intends to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets under the UK Climate Change Act. This act binds the UK to an ambitious 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.

The self-imposed national and international plans have been created in a serious bid to tackle climate change and lower carbon emissions whilst increasing our productivity, creating jobs, and boosting earning power for people right across the country.

Changes will start across the UK throughout the 2020s, in order to de-carbonise all sectors and help protect the climate and our environment.

Logo Green Environment carbon emissionsThe plans look, amongst other things, to roll out carbon heating, starting with phasing out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating in new and existing homes currently off the gas grid during the 2020’s, starting with new homes.

Investment of millions of pounds of public funds will be made to develop new energy efficiency and heating technologies to enable lower cost low carbon homes.

The government is yet to announce plans for how they’re going to provide assistance to the 850,000 oil users across the UK. The government’s plans are still not clear on how they are going to deal with off-grid rural properties and bring about fair change. The government must provide a valid and sustainable alternative to avoid some rural home owners being forced into fuel poverty. We would hope that the government recognises the clear difference in home ownership and the allocation of funding to make these changes just.

What changes might you have to make to your rural home?

Traditionally rural properties suffer from fuel inefficiency compared to modern inner city homes, bringing them into the government’s sights.

At Northern Energy we provide both kerosene and LPG to homes and businesses across the north. LPG has long been recognised as the much cleaner (lower carbon) energy choice. LPG emits 35% less CO2 than coal and 12% less that oil. It’s non-toxic, has no impact on soil, water or underground aquifers and emits almost no black carbon. We would comfort heating oil users that making the switch to LPG can be quite a simple affair. We can guide you through the whole process, making switching from oil to LPG simple and seamless.

The proposed heat solutions from the government at this point would be air source heat pumps (ASHPs). This technology sees pumps absorbing heat from the outside air. The heat is then used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.

We would urge customers not to panic as nothing will happen immediately and a clear strategy for rural home owners is yet to be set.

Clean Growth Strategy

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said:

“This government has put clean growth at the heart of its Industrial Strategy to increase productivity, boost people’s earning power and ensure Britain continues to lead the world in efforts to tackle climate change.

“For the first time in a generation, the British government is leading the way on taking decisions on new nuclear, rolling out smart meters and investing in low carbon innovation. The world is moving from being powered by polluting fossil fuels to clean energy. It’s as big a change as the move from the age of steam to the age of oil and Britain is showing the way.”

What our clients are saying

We have just had a delivery this morning. The driver is new and I just wanted you to know how efficient he was and very friendly. He told us about your new vehicle which will be able to access hard to reach properties if the weather is bad and the big tankers cannot get access. Mr S
We had an exceptionally busy period at the pub in summer and ran out of gas from a delivery which would normally have lasted much longer. I rang Northern Energy mid-morning when we discovered our situation and they delivered within 20 minutes! We were all very impressed by the speed and helpfulness of the service which got us out of a potentially very difficult situation. Lunch service went on as normal in our pub.
Thank you, Northern Energy!
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Last year I recommended you to my neighbour and he is equally happy with your service. Mrs S
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I have always been very happy with the service I've recieved from Northern Energy and in fact have got you 2 more customers in the village. The delivery men are always courteous and I think that goes a long way! Northern Energy get a five star rating from me. Mr C
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We have been very impressed with the service received from Northern Energy. The team are always very friendly and always willing to help in any which way they can. If we are cancelling a delivery there are never any questions asked. Recently we had a new oil tank fitted and the oil was delivered within two days of being ordered (we had allowed up to 5 days). Mr K
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