The trade body representing the UK’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry has unveiled a new vision of helping the sector transition to 100% biofuel by 2040. Published today (3 July), Liquid Gas UK’s new framework lays out plans to help LPG companies shift to bioLPG, which produces up to 90% fewer carbon emissions throughout its lifecycle than regular LPG. LPG is currently used to heat almost two million off-grid homes across the UK and is also used widely by mobile and rural businesses. BioLPG is already available on the UK market, but not in the quantities needed to facilitate an industry-wide transition, Liquid Gas UK claims. In order to speed up a rollout, it is urging the Government to remove the fuel cost element from the methodology of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) – an element it claims has historically favoured cheaper, carbon-intensive fuels such as oil.
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The National Trust has announced that it will sell off the shares it holds in fossil fuel companies. At present, 4% of its £1bn stock market investment is in such firms. The Trust, the biggest conservation charity in Europe, said it wanted to invest in green start-ups and portfolios that benefited nature and the environment. It said it had set a three-year timescale for the change, but most shares would be sold within a year.
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