Make this heating season a green one with carbon neutral heating oil

With the increasing attention on more sustainable living, more and more heating oil customers are seeking ways to lower the carbon footprint associated with heating their homes and businesses with traditional heating oil. While some have turned to different fuel sources like natural gas or propane, for many investing in replacing or converting their heating systems is simply not an option. Luckily, there are several simple and cost-effective ways to make heating oil usage greener, including carbon neutral heating oil.

A fundamental first step to lowering fuel usage (and therefore emissions) while reducing heating costs is weatherizing a home or business by sealing doors, windows and other voids or cracks that make your heating system work harder and consume more fuel. A number of useful tips and tricks to improve efficiency are available at

Another way to reduce heating carbon footprint is to use a bio-blended, carbon neutral heating oil that incorporates some percentage of biodiesel – a fuel made from a variety of renewable feedstocks. You can read more about biodiesel in our overview post here. While it is a positive step to reducing heating oil’s carbon footprint, a bio-blend only accounts for some of the associated emissions (based on the percentage of biodiesel used) and, more importantly, it isn’t available in all markets.

Carbon offsets provide the most straightforward and easiest way to reduce or completely compensate for the carbon emissions associated with using heating oil. For just cents per gallon, customers can purchase offsets that balance out the emissions from heating oil on a gallon-by-gallon basis.

Interested in providing a greener heating oil option for your customers? Contact Guttman Renewables today to learn about how you can leverage carbon offsets to deliver an easy and affordable carbon neutral heating oil solution.

Written by:

Guttman Energy Daily Market Update Disclaimer – The information contained in this market update is derived from sources believed to be reliable; however this update could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and Guttman Energy does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of this update. FURTHERMORE, THIS UPDATE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WHERE IS, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. GUTTMAN ENERGY ALSO SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES. YOU USE THIS UPDATE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. This update and any view or comment expressed herein are provided for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted in any way as recommendation or inducement to buy or sell products, commodity futures or options contracts.