Future Ready Fuel campaign update

This year marks a new phase in our work to secure the long-term future for liquid fuel heating.

Future fuel

Our priorities remain to obtain support for the use of renewable liquid fuels in heating, through a financial mechanism similar to the Road Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), and by getting the duty on HVO aligned with kerosene. Both measures will enable HVO to be offered at an affordable price to end users.

Last year was our most effective yet in making the case for fuels like HVO, and we also succeeded in pushing back government plans to phase out oil heating from 2026 to 2035. However, readers should be in no doubt that government focus remains on electrification as the primary means to decarbonise heating.

This is true in almost all regions of the UK, and in the Republic of Ireland. Put simply, policy makers believe that by 2050 the primary . . .

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