Nearly half of all Vermonters choose oilheat to stay warm. They can rest easy knowing they’ll be saving money and the environment, thanks to Vermont’s clean heat standards.
Vermont’s home energy providers are now required by law to sell oilheat with near-zero emissions. This clean fuel is also increasingly blended upstream with renewable biodiesel.
Click here to watch the press conference with Governor Peter Shumlin and VFDA’s Matt Cota announcing the implementation of the Clean and Green Oilheat Initiative.
According to testing done by Brookhaven National Labs, ultra-low sulfur oilheat eliminates scale build-up in heat exchangers which increases the efficiency of heating equipment and eliminates nearly all particulate emissions, including SO2, SOx, and NOx. As a result, low sulfur oilheat can immediately save as much as 12 cents per gallon, thanks to increased efficiency and longevity in existing systems.
Vermont law also requires our oilheat supply to contain renewable fuel blends once surrounding states implement similar requirements. Many of Vermont’s oil heat providers are already selling renewable fuel, thanks to federal energy policy that encourages biodiesel blending further upstream. This biodiesel blended heating fuel, known as BioHeat®, works seamlessly with existing heating equipment and tanks.
Vermont Fuel Oil Companies Only Deliver Clean Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil