Action is needed quickly if the targets are to be met. To support the Government, Rubis Channel Islands has been taking steps to reduce carbon emissions from boilers, by recommending renewable heating oil solutions for oil-heated households and businesses in the Channel Islands.
EcoHeat100 is a Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). Rubis believes if a customer wants to be carbon neutral, they should have a choice between energy providers and not have to spend thousands of pounds on a new heating system. EcoHeat100 enables customers to switch fuel rather than their entire system.
Rubis has been converting businesses and customers to use this renewable heating oil and has switched over 40 customers in the Channel Islands.
Unlike in other parts of the UK, where renewable electricity generation is expanding, the Channel Islands imports its electricity from France. As all energy needs to be imported, fuels like HVO compete on an even footing.
Rubis believes the solution to transition heating oil customers is here now. Fuels like HVO work well in all existing oil-fired heating systems following a simple, cost-effective conversion process.
The simplicity of this approach is already winning approval with customers. It’s a simple message that should resonate in other parts of the UK too: if you want to make progress with heat decarbonisation, offer options that are cheap and easy to adopt!