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OFTEC Conference: Industry primed for renewable liquid fuel rollout once new government gives the green light

Friday, June 14, 2024 by OFTEC

The renewable liquid fuel heating industry is ready and waiting to deliver a nationwide rollout of its low carbon solution for off-grid properties, once the policy mechanisms are put in place by the new government after the election.

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Survey shows rural voting intentions will be influenced by heat decarbonisation policy

Thursday, May 30, 2024 by OFTEC and UKIFDA

Political party policies on transitioning off-grid homes onto low carbon heating will impact how rural households vote at the general election, results from a new survey reveal.

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Statement following General Election announcement

Thursday, May 23, 2024 by OFTEC

"As the General Election campaign begins, the parties and their candidates standing across the UK's rural seats must look to the issues that truly matter to rural voters and the challenges they face. This includes how rural communities will heat their homes and how government can give them choice about how best they can decarbonise their home heating.

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OFTEC announces 2024 conference on renewable liquid fuels in key election year

Thursday, May 16, 2024 by OFTEC

OFTEC has launched its 2024 conference where industry leaders will gather to discuss the growing support across the political spectrum for a wider rollout of renewable liquid fuels in the off-grid heating sector.

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Households across the country urged not to ignore carbon monoxide warnings

Tuesday, May 07, 2024 by OFTEC

Households in England must do more to protect themselves against the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning following reports that many are not taking the potential dangers seriously enough, an industry body has warned.

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Clarity needed over boiler reinstallation compliance as regulations create uncertainty

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 by OFTEC

An ambiguity in building regulations regarding the circumstances a boiler can be reinstalled to replace an underperforming low carbon heating system is creating confusion for consumers and the wider heating industry.

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Concern government changes to Boiler Upgrade Scheme risks misleading consumers

Monday, April 15, 2024 by OFTEC

Changes to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) which remove the requirement to have no outstanding recommendations for loft and cavity wall installation on a property’s Energy Performance Certificate to secure funding for a heat pump have been criticised.

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Impact of secondary heating systems overlooked in net zero policy, warns OFTEC

Thursday, March 21, 2024 by OFTEC

The government’s ambition to transition homes from fossil fuel boilers onto heat pumps could lead to an increased reliance on secondary heating systems, in particular solid fuel appliances, which risks undermining the UK’s air quality objectives and could also hinder the UK’s net zero ambitions.

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More heating apprentices needed in as numbers continue to fall

Tuesday, March 05, 2024 by OFTEC

Young adults in are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry to help tackle a growing shortfall in the workforce. The call comes as part of National Careers Week (4 to 9 March), an annual campaign to promote and support the career opportunities available to people entering the job market.

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Call for Chancellor to ‘axe the tax’ on renewable liquid heating fuels in the Budget

Monday, February 19, 2024 by OFTEC

The chancellor could achieve a quick win amongst rural voters by scrapping the tax on renewable liquid heating fuels in his upcoming budget.

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