At Craggs Energy, we are excited to announce that you can now offset your Heating Oil purchases.
Many of our Heating Oil customers are located in rural areas and don’t have access to the mains gas network for heating their homes and water. Burning of Heating Oil releases carbon emissions directly into the atmosphere.
At Craggs Energy, we recognise how important carbon reduction is for us all. With the governments 2050 target of achieving true “Net Zero Carbon Emissions” status for the UK, finding ways to reduce carbon emissions within our homes is crucial and now it can be done for purchases of Heating Oil.
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon Offsetting is the process where an individual (or business) offsets its carbon emissions through funding C02 reduction projects such as forestry schemes, hydroelectric power stations, wind farms and other green initiatives which help reduce carbon emissions around the world.
For our Heating Oil users, this is done by purchasing Voluntary Carbon Units (VCU’s) which reflect the associated carbon emissions for the Kerosene which has been purchased.
With this scheme Craggs Energy does not directly purchase land, plant trees or cultivate forests, this is done by existing well established and experienced Carbon Project Developers that are all verified by external and leading global Carbon Offset verification organisations such as:
How much does it cost?
This is the best part. To fully offset your Heating Oil purchase it costs only £0.03 per litre on top of your normal fuel cost!
How do I offset my fuel and what happens next?
It’s simple! When you place your next order of Heating Oil online (or over the telephone) simply select the option to “offset your Heating Oil”.
We deliver your fuel as normal and purchase your fuels equivalent VCU’s on your behalf to offset your Heating Oil.
After your fuel has been delivered you will receive the details of how much carbon you have offset and some information about the carbon reduction projects your investment has helped to fund.