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Statement on IPCC report – March 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 by OFTEC

In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and final warning that we need to take immediate action to tackle emissions or risk irreversible damage to the planet, Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs at OFTEC, commented:

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Guidance issued for wood burners as use increases amid rising energy bills

Thursday, February 23, 2023 by OFTEC

With woodburning stoves and open fires surging in popularity this winter in response to rising fuels bills, households are being urged to check their appliance is working correctly as part of a new safety campaign.

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Continued investment in training essential to deliver on net zero ambitions

Monday, February 20, 2023 by OFTEC

The transition to low carbon heating will be driven by the training industry and support for providers must be front and centre of the UK’s decarbonisation strategy if we are to accelerate the rollout of low carbon technologies and achieve our net zero targets.

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Take steps to protect your oil tank from thieves, households reminded

Monday, February 06, 2023 by OFTEC

Households are being reminded to take steps to protect their oil tank from thieves as evidence emerges that theft of heating oil from rural properties may be on the rise*.

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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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