Although the electric appliances in your home don’t produce emissions, the plant that generates the electricity probably does. Those plants, many of them coal-fired, are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas pollution in the United States.
Contrast that to heating oil. Because of the industry’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, today’s heating oil burns more cleanly, with lower emissions. Consumers also benefit from better heating efficiency and easier maintenance, since highly refined, renewable and ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat® fuel creates fewer deposits on heat exchangers.
As Bioheat® fuel becomes more widely used in the coming years, home heating oil will move closer and closer to becoming a carbonneutral fuel. With this increasingly clean supply, the industry can continue to name heating oil as a leader in America’s clean energy evolution as we remain committed to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050.