This World Environment Day, with the climate emergency more urgent than ever before, the business case for adopting renewable energy is clear. The UK government is incentivising the transition away from fossil-fuelled power generation in industries such as construction, removing red diesel tax entitlements in April 2022. This effectively doubles the cost of power – highlighting the need for alternative solutions to on-site diesel generators where dispatchable power is essential.
Hydrogen and biofuels offer a clear route to decarbonising fuel-based power, but uncertainty remains around the timelines to abundant availability of these fuels. For business leaders looking to transition to renewable energy, this creates risk around investing in generators today that could become redundant tomorrow. Therefore, UK companies should adopt technologies that offer fuel-flexibility in order to de-risk their transition to renewable fuels, as well as ones that do not compromise our clean air ambitions. By doing this we can continue to benefit from localised dispatchable power generation, but instead do so with more renewable fuels while ensuring business as-usual in the recovery from Covid-19.
IPG is a British climate-tech company reinventing fuel-based power for the net-zero future. They are the developers of the IPG Flameless Generator – a 100kW modular generator designed to deliver pollutant-free power from any fuel, and accelerate the transition to renewable fuels.