The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has launched a new ‘Get Winter Ready’ campaign, encouraging off grid homeowners to get prepared for the approaching winter months.
Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive, pictured, said: “As September traditionally marks the start of Autumn, our Get Winter Ready campaign urges the 1.5m UK heating oil customers to order their oil early. The COVID-19 pandemic means it is even more crucial to order ahead of winter as a second wave of coronavirus would increase the pressure on the supply chain and at the time of year when pressure is already high.
“This year we also felt it poignant to launch during NEA’s Warm Homes Week. The key strands of the NEA Warm Homes week – tackling cold homes, ending fuel poverty and examining a just transition to Net Zero are also key issues UKIFDA and its Members are passionate about which is why we’ve decided to kickstart our ‘Get Winter Ready’ messaging alongside NEA’s Warm Homes Week this year.
“As part of its industry transition to Net Zero, UKIFDA is lobbying government to include liquid biofuels in future energy policy for off grid homes which is supported by the recent Future Energy Scenarios report from National Grid.”