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Heating Oil Householders In Essex Urged To Have Their Say On Policy

18 May Heating Oil Householders In Essex Urged To Have Their Say On Policy

Heating oil trade association The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is urging the 37,895 households in Essex who use heating oil, to take part in the Government’s consultation on the future of heat in homes – to have their say and submit their views to make a real difference to the future of heating oil, before the 11th June deadline.

The FPS has also written to local MPs asking them to support their constituents who use heating oil and to help shape the Government’s upcoming policy so that heating oil can be part of a stepped change approach to reaching the Government’s 2050 carbon reduction targets.

Entitled A Future Framework For Heat In Buildings the Government consultation is calling for ideas and evidence on how best to decarbonise the 1.2million homes across the UK that use oil for heating.

According to the latest quarterly data released on 30 April 2018 from Sutherland Tables, a recognised independent source of comparative UK domestic heating prices, running an oil condensing boiler currently remains far cheaper than any renewable heating options. The average annual cost of heating a three-bedroom home in Great Britain with an oil condensing boiler is £1143 per annum compared to an air source heat pump radiator system at £1685 per annum and electricity is £1913 per annum.  For homes using an LPG condensing boiler the cost is £1567 and wood pellets is £1532.  Oil is the cheapest option for off grid homes and has been since October 2014.

The deadline for taking part in the consultation is the 11th June.

To find out more about the Government’s latest consultation and to have your say, visit