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Government opens door for oil heated homes switching to a renewable liquid fuel after amending its landmark Energy Bill

Monday, September 18, 2023 by OFTEC

The government has committed to exploring how the 1.7 million oil heated homes in the UK could switch to a renewable liquid fuel after passing an amendment to its Energy Bill.

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Energy Bill amendment on a renewable liquid heating fuel obligation – a joint statement from OFTEC and UKIFDA

Wednesday, September 06, 2023 by OFTEC

Following the conclusion of the Energy Bill’s Report Stage on Tuesday evening, we are pleased that a renewable liquid heating fuel amendment to the Energy Bill, proposed by the new DESNZ Secretary of State, Claire Coutinho, following support from more than 30 MPs from across the political divide who supported George Eustice’s amendments on rural decarbonisation.

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OFTEC announces new liquid fuel publications with HVO guidance to bolster industry

Thursday, August 10, 2023 by OFTEC

OFTEC has published a new technical manual with information on HVO and announced details of an updated digital field guide as part of a continued commitment to strengthen its offering to liquid fuel technicians and futureproof the industry.

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Joint statement by OFTEC and UKIFDA, following national press coverage.

Wednesday, August 09, 2023 by OFTEC

Following the national press coverage Yesterday (8.08.2023), the following joint statement has been released by OFTEC and UKIFDA.

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Don’t ignore your heating system this summer, households advised

Monday, July 17, 2023 by OFTEC

As summer temperatures continue to soar, households across the UK are being urged to ensure their boiler is in good working order after heavy use during winter to avoid costly repairs and higher fuel bills later in the year.

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OFTEC conference: Industry ready and waiting to rollout renewable liquid fuels

Friday, July 07, 2023 by OFTEC

Following a successful two year demonstration project, the backing of consumers and growing support from rural MPs, the renewable liquid fuel heating industry is primed and ready to deliver a wider nationwide rollout of its low carbon solution for off-grid properties.

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Confusion over government’s rural heating policy could put off rural homebuyers

Tuesday, July 04, 2023 by OFTEC

Mixed messaging from the UK Government about its plans to transition rural properties to green heating systems could put off homebuyers in rural areas who are worried about further costs after purchasing a new property.

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OFTEC launches 2023 conference as policy support for renewable liquid fuels grows

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by OFTEC

OFTEC has announced details of its 2023 conference where industry leaders will meet to discuss the growing support and mounting evidence for renewable liquid fuels, as the government faces increasing pressure to back the low carbon solution.

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Households urged to stay alert for rogue traders as regulations tighten

Thursday, May 11, 2023 by OFTEC

After complaints about ‘cowboy builders’ soared by a third last year (Citizens Advice report, 2022), households are urged to be vigilant amid fears of a further rise this Spring as rogue traders seek to take advantage of the cost of living crisis.

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Don’t forget to notify!

Wednesday, May 03, 2023 by OFTEC

Changes to the Building Safety Act are set to increase the potential penalties on anyone who fails to notify building work, which includes heating installation work. Building work and associated trades are tightly controlled in the UK through a framework designed to ensure that work is carried out to an appropriate standard. It’s vital that heating installers understand their legal responsibilities and comply with the Building Regulations. We have published the following information to ensure you are accurately informed.

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