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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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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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OFTEC launches heat pump training course and technology neutral vision

Monday, June 20, 2022 by OFTEC

OFTEC has announced a new heat pump training course in the UK as it sets out a technology neutral vision for decarbonising the off-grid sector.

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OFTEC announces 2022 conference focussed on renewable liquid fuels

Thursday, May 19, 2022 by OFTEC

Transitioning oil homes to renewable liquid fuels will take centre stage at OFTEC’s 2022 conference where industry leaders will meet to discuss the progress made towards delivering a sustainable low carbon future for the off-grid sector.

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‘Perfect storm’ as oil heated homes face major costs for government’s green energy plans amid cost of living crisis

Thursday, May 12, 2022 by OFTEC

Alongside rising energy and food bills, oil heated households could soon face additional costs to install green heating systems if government plans go ahead.

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Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs at OFTEC, responds to the Queen’s speech

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by OFTEC

Whilst we welcome the commitment in the Queen’s Speech to bring forward an Energy Bill to ‘deliver the transition to cheaper, cleaner and more secure energy’ in the long term, this was a missed opportunity to set out measures to help households reduce their energy usage today and achieve the challenge of net zero.

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Technician survey reveals majority of customer homes not ready for heat pumps

Thursday, April 21, 2022 by OFTEC

Heating technicians have voiced concerns over the government’s proposals to convert off-grid homes to heat pumps with the vast majority (87%) revealing less than one-fifth (20%) of the properties they service are currently ready for the technology.

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