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Here's a link to all our recent news releases, please feel free to link to our news items from your website or social media platform. If mentioning OFTEC on Twitter please tag @OFTEC (or on Facebook @OFTECuk).

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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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Advice on heating breakdowns during lockdown for Irish households

Monday, May 18, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

As lockdown continues in Ireland, OFTEC, who represents the liquid fuel sector, is providing advice for householders in the event of home heating emergencies.

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Liquid fuel tank sales increase as businesses prepare ahead for autumn/winter

Monday, May 18, 2020 by OFTEC

OFTEC, the organisation that represents the liquid fuel sector in Northern Ireland, has reported a significant increase in businesses investing in storage tanks.

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OFTEC issues advise on how to stay warm at home for less this winter

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

Winter lockdown ramps up fuel demand as householders brace themselves for an icy blast this week as Storm Christoph pulls away from the UK to be replaced by plunging temperatures across the country.

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OFTEC Ireland urges government to implement affordable home heating plan

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

Following comments from the Department of Public Expenditure, OFTEC Ireland, the organisation that represents the liquid fuel heating industry in Ireland, is urging the Irish Government to scrap their unrealistic plans to install 600k heat pumps and implement a more affordable plan to reduce carbon emissions within the off grid home heating sector.

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Support for Irish households facing higher energy use

Monday, April 27, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

With an estimated increase of 46%* more people across Ireland working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns have been raised over Irish households facing higher bills as their energy consumption increases during the lockdown.

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Support for vulnerable households to keep warm and well this winter

Friday, April 17, 2020 by OFTEC

As the weather begins to turn colder, a campaign has launched to raise awareness of the support available to vulnerable households who might be worrying about paying their heating bills this winter.

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