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As OFTEC launches its strategy outlining how low carbon liquid fuels offer the best decarbonisation solution for oil heated homes, the trade association says it’s time for government to back this practical, cost-effective solution.Full story
As the number of 16-18 year olds starting apprenticeships continues to fall, OFTEC has launched a new campaign to highlight the business benefits of hiring an apprentice and, in turn, encourage essential fresh, young talent into the industry.Full story
With research showing that one in three homes do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm fitted, despite nine in ten homeowners saying they are aware of the risks*, OFTEC is urging UK households to take action to protect themselves from the dangers of CO poisoning.Full story
OFTEC's statement on the publication of the Government's response to the ECO3: IMPROVING CONSUMER PROTECTION consultationFriday, November 01, 2019 by OFTEC
In response to the ECO3: Improving Consumer Protection consultation response, please read OFTEC's statement.Full story
Significant changes are coming to the UK heating market that will affect thousands of installers and heating engineers.Full story
As the nights begin to draw in and the weather turns colder, a new campaign has launched to support vulnerable households in England who might be worrying about how to pay for their heating bills this winter.Full story
OFTEC gives cautious welcome to Irish Government's 2020 budget but calls for urgent support on biofuelsWednesday, October 09, 2019 by OFTEC Ireland
OFTEC Ireland, the organisation that represents the liquid fuel heating industry, has given a cautious welcome to the Irish Government's decision to increase carbon tax by €6/tonne of CO2 announced in today's 2020 budget. However, it is calling for Government's support on the introduction of biofuels in the home heating sector as a more effective response to climate change concerns.Full story
OFTEC has submitted a strong response to government's recent Fuel Poverty Strategy for England consultation, outlining how fuel poor households should not be denied the opportunity to benefit from the cheapest heating systems to install and run, and how prematurely excluding oil heating for off-grid households could seriously undermine the liquid fuel heating industry's work to develop low carbon solutions.Full story
A new government report has shone a spotlight on the fuel poverty crisis facing the country with 2.53 million households struggling to keep warm and pay their energy bills.Full story
Following GCSE and A-Levels results day, young people in the UK are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry through an apprenticeship to help tackle the skills shortage facing the sector.Full story
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