Liquid Gas Europe published a report entitled LPG Heating Incentive Policies Report 2021. The in-depth study provides guidance on the actions that governments can and should take to promote the use of LPG for heating. The research covers markets and government policies affecting the switching to LPG in five countries: Chile, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Some of the survey’s key points are:
- Despite long-standing and continuous efforts to improve the energy efficiency of space and water heating systems, the demand for energy for producing heat continues to rise steadily in most parts of the world in response to growing populations.
- The environmental advantages of LPG provide a strong rationale for governments to support its use for heating. On average worldwide, the carbon intensity of LPG is approximately 70% lower than that of electricity. The lower carbon intensity of LPG means that switching to it from heating oil or electricity for space and water heating can result in significant reductions in CO2 emissions. I
- Governments in Chile, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States have already taken action to promote the use of propane-butane for domestic use. The most popular among them are the tax reliefs for household consumers of propane-butane.
- There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to formulating and implementing a government programme of incentives to promote the development of LPG. Only through a dialogue between the institutions and stakeholders could an easily applicable and effective strategy tailored to the needs of the country.
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