Solutions to reduce carbon emissions are top of mind these days. Many policymakers believe that phasing out carbon-intensive fuels through electrification and carbon taxation is the best way to act against climate change. While it looks good on paper, electrification (the push to convert to all-electric heat) isn’t as foolproof as it appears to be. There are some environmental impact questions to consider before jumping all-in on electricity.

The Majority of Electricity Still Comes from Fossil Fuels

The most important thing to consider before switching to electric heat pumps is where that electricity is coming from. According to the U.S. Energy Administration, greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels are currently the largest sources for electricity generation. In fact, only 19% of the electricity in the United States is produced by renewable energy sources.


Electrification and Environmental Justice

For renewable energy to make an impact against climate change, it needs to be equitable for everyone to implement. Electrification promises to improve air quality while reducing emissions. But with the average cost to convert at $21,000, conversions will only be happening in higher-income communities that can afford that investment. So, higher-income communities will benefit from better air quality while lower-income communities will continue to suffer from poor air quality conditions.


Bioheat® Fuel Is an Equitable Option to Reduce Emissions

Electrification isn’t the only solution for renewable home heating. Bioheat® fuel is a renewable liquid heating fuel that is available right now without expensive conversions.

  • A blend of renewable biodiesel and liquid heating fuel
  • Made from agricultural byproducts
  • Low-carbon, with plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2050
  • No expensive conversions
  • Available and ready right now

Available Today

Getting Bioheat® fuel delivered to your home is extremely easy. If you find that your current heating provider doesn’t carry Bioheat® fuel blends, a simple Internet search will more than likely turn up several fuel dealers in your area that do. Because transitioning to Bioheat® fuel is so simple, you can start reducing your carbon footprint and reining in your energy costs with an easy phone call today. If you’re unable to find a dealer close to you, please contact your state heating fuel association for further assistance.

Project Carbon Freedom

Tell Legislators That You Want a Choice

Some climate policies are pushing to switch to all-electric energy to reduce carbon emissions, but at what cost to you? Tell your legislators that you want to keep your choice to use a renewable fuel that is affordable, low carbon, and doesn’t require equipment conversions.


Are You a Fuel Provider?

If you’re a heating oil dealer interested in becoming a Bioheat® fuel provider, we can help. Please fill out the adjacent contact form, and a member of our supply chain outreach team will contact you as soon as possible.