The oil boiler and storage tank industry says blending home-heating oil with biofuels could lead to a significant cut in Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. The lobby group further claims that the change would be easier and cheaper to achieve than the government’s target for home renovations. The government’s Climate Action Plan, published last month, includes a target to install 400,000 heat pumps, a renewable energy technology, in homes by 2030. However, heat pumps are not suitable for poorly insulated homes. This means most owners would have to spend €15,000-€60,000 on renovations, depending on the age of their home.
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