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Struggling rural households could face major costs for green heat under government plans

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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Energy campaign helps UK households reduce their fuel bills this winter

Friday, July 10, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC consultation response says driving down renewable heating costs must be priority

Friday, July 10, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC comments on Green Homes Grant scheme announcement

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC comments on Committee on Climate Change (CCC) annual report to Parliament

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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Shortage of post lockdown work is key concern for heating technicians, finds OFTEC survey

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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Policy to decarbonise home heating must be fairer in wake of Covid-19 crisis, says OFTEC

Monday, June 08, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC comments on Jay Blades Home Fix BBC TV programme

Friday, June 05, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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UK Households urged to be vigilant against lockdown scams

Monday, June 01, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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Updated guidance on tradespeople working in the home issued to households

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by OFTEC

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.

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