Mitchell & Webber showcase the benefits of renewable fossil fuels in Kehelland

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A family-run heating oil supplier, which has kept the West Country warm for 130 years, has welcomed a visit by a government select committee to a Cornish village to highlight the benefits of renewable fuels.
Kehelland, a small community with a primary school and a Methodist church which also act as a village hall and community hub, is representative of numerous rural villages in Cornwall. Like many others, it is not connected to the gas main, relying instead on kerosene-powered boilers for heating.
The government is pushing for properties to transition away from their existing heating systems to install costly new heat pump systems.
However, Mitchell & Webber, operating across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset, believes that renewable heating fuels containing HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) offer a solution and has evidence to support this.
The business is voicing its support for recent government legislation and discussions in parliament around the alternative fuel, which also saw a private members bill to reduce the duty charged on renewable liquid heating fuel pass.
National trade associations OFTEC and UKIFDA are joining Mitchell & Webber’s calls, with their CEO’s also joining the select committees visit.
They are now urging the government to publish the consultation immediately to provide clarity for consumers, as many of the inquiries run by such select committees require a governmental response.

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