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UK homeowners, especially those living in rural, off-gas grid areas, could face huge costs to install green heating systems if government plans go ahead, warns an industry trade association.Full story
As a three-month campaign to help UK households reduce their energy consumption and fuels bills draws to a close, industry experts have shared their top tips for keeping warm whilst cutting costs over winter.Full story
Government proposals to support the roll out of renewable heating systems in UK homes are unrealistic, regressive and will fail to create the competitive market urgently needed to drive down costs, says OFTEC in response to the recent ‘Future support for low carbon heat’ consultation.Full story
Commenting on the new Green Homes Grant scheme, OFTEC chief executive Paul Rose says:“It will be impossible for the UK to reach its climate targets without a major programme to upgrade housing stock, so the Green Homes Grant scheme is a welcome move towards this.Full story
In its annual report to Parliament on the UK's progress in reducing emissions, published today (25th June 2020) the CCC highlights that, as in 2019, the Government's policies and plans are insufficient to meet the targets set out in the fourth or fifth carbon budgets (covering 2023-2027 and 2028-2032). It also makes clear that Covid-19 presents a profound threat, highlighting the need for government to adopt the CCC’s six key principles for mitigating its impact.Full story
As UK lockdown eases, most heating technicians are returning to the tools but over three quarters are concerned about a lack of work, finds a new survey from OFTEC.Full story
As the UK begins to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, government must not waste the opportunity to ensure future heat policy is greener and fairer, says OFTEC.Full story
Episode 9 of series 1 of Jay Blades Home Fix (broadcast 4.6.2020) featured a section about someone building a fence around an oil tank.Full story
Concerns have been raised over the emergence of new types of scams which try to take advantage of vulnerable households in the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown.Full story
As the lockdown slowly begins to ease and more people consider having work carried out in their homes, new guidelines have been issued to help keep households safe.Full story
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