Towards a decarbonised future in rural Europe with LPG

LPG and bioLPG are alternative energy source immediately available and cost-effective to help decarbonise off-grid areas, while improving air quality in Europe.

Europe has embarked on an ambitious journey towards climate neutrality by 2050. The European Green Deal creates a unique framework for Europe to become decarbonised, innovative, fair and circular.

It is however crucial that no one is left behind along the way: the less fortunate in society, small businesses and our rural communities should all be given opportunities to grow and be part of the green transition.

Rural areas deserve tailored policies, as solutions that work in cities are not always effective in the off-the-grid regions.



The European LPG industry can deliver both substantial short-term solutions, as well as long-term near-zero carbon solutions for households and businesses in Europe’s rural areas. To ensure the energy transition in rural Europe is fair, effective and affordable to all, we need to:


Tailor the energy taxation to the needs of rural areas.


Assess the impact of carbon pricing on vulnerable consumers.


Support the scaling up of renewable gaseous fuels production.


Ensure rural consumers can choose technologies that are affordable and best meet their needs.



LPG and bioLPG are perfectly placed to help reaching Europe’s ambitious energy and climate goals:



LPG is a clean burning fuel that emits virtually no black carbon and does not spill. It helps improve air quality, reduce GHG emissions and protect the environment.


LPG is a fuel that is available in even the remotest of areas. It can be shipped by sea, rail or road from anywhere in the world.


LPG can be easily stored and transported, and can be used as a flexible heating source partnered with local renewable technologies.


LPG boilers are 8-9 times cheaper than a ground source heat pump to install. Existing LPG boilers can also be used with bioLPG, making the switch to a renewable heating source more affordable.



LPG is a key part of the energy policy puzzle

  Find out more in our position paper