OFTEC Ireland calls for decarbonization of heating oil with biofuels

July 31, 2019 |

In Ireland, OFTEC Ireland is calling on the government to look at decarbonizing heat oil rather than looking at expensive technologies that will require investment to switch out boilers or by quadrupling the carbon tax in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, both of which it says could send families further into energy poverty. Off-grid, rural and other around the country, about 40% of Irish homes, use liquid-fueled boilers which could be more economically served by biofuels with the additional expense of replacement technologies.

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