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Transition to renewable liquid fuels a step closer for oil homes as Ten Minute Rule Bill passes first stage in Parliament

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by OFTEC

The liquid fuel heating industry has welcomed the passing of a Ten Minute Rule Bill, which could help pave the way for the UK’s 1.7 million oil heated homes to transition to a low carbon renewable fuel, and is now urging the government to adopt the proposals.

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OFTEC launches discounted heat pump training following £9.2m BEIS funding

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 by OFTEC

Installers in England can access heat pump training at a discounted rate of up to 70% until the end of March 2023 after OFTEC’s successful application for funding through the Home Decarbonisation Skills Training competition run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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Calls for more affordable green heating solutions grow as cost revealed as biggest barrier to purchase

Monday, December 19, 2022 by OFTEC

New data from the UK government has revealed that consumer resistance to switching to low carbon heating systems in the home is being driven by cost.

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OFTEC successful in bid for funding under new BEIS Home Decarbonisation Skills training scheme

Friday, December 02, 2022 by OFTEC

OFTEC has announced that it has been successful in a bid for funding available under the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Home Decarbonisation Skills Training competition.

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Ever thought of a career as an OFTEC inspector?

Monday, November 07, 2022 by OFTEC

Inspectors will play a critical role in the future of the heating industry as we strive to achieve our net zero ambitions, as John Vinter, OFTEC’s inspection services manager, explains.

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Cheers to HVO as South Lincolnshire pub celebrates one year of renewable heating

Thursday, November 03, 2022 by OFTEC

A rural pub in south Lincolnshire is celebrating one year of net-zero emissions thanks to the renewable liquid heating fuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

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Conservative energy policies impacting voting intentions in key rural constituencies

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by OFTEC

A new survey* has revealed how the government’s green heating policies are impacting voting intentions across key rural Conservative constituencies from cabinet minister seats to key marginals ahead of the next election.

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Don’t cut corners when replacing your oil tank, households urged

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by OFTEC

OFTEC is urging households to avoid cutting corners if they need to buy a replacement oil tank this autumn. The warning comes amid reports of consumers purchasing unsafe second-hand oil tanks or attempting risky ‘DIY’ oil tank installation projects, as many look to reduce costs in the midst of the current cost of living crisis.

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‘Be vigilant’ households urged as millions targeted by rogue traders

Friday, August 26, 2022 by OFTEC

Households are urged to be vigilant this summer after it emerged more than one-in-six adults* across the UK has been impacted by rogue traders in the past year. The warning comes amid concerns ‘cowboy tradespeople’ are seeking to take advantage of consumers looking to cut back on the cost of home improvement or maintenance work in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis and stretched household finances.

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United industry urges government to back wider rollout of renewable liquid fuels

Monday, July 04, 2022 by OFTEC

The liquid fuel heating industry called on the government to take immediate action to ensure the UK’s off-grid homes and businesses have affordable and realistic decarbonisation solutions as leaders gathered at OFTEC’s 2022 Conference.

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