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Heat decarbonisation policy must be flexible, says OFTEC in Future Homes Standard consultation response

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by OFTEC

Government should embrace a range of solutions to decarbonise heat in future homes with a focus on achieving set emission reduction targets rather than prescribing technologies, says OFTEC in its response to the recent Future Homes Standard consultation.

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‘Homes heated by recycled cooking oil’ and other energy predictions for the 2020s

Monday, February 24, 2020 by OFTEC

As tackling climate change remains an important issue on the government’s agenda, industry experts have outlined the 5 ways new technologies will impact how households live and work over the next ten years.

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OFTEC supports installer transition to decarbonised world at FutureBuild 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020 by OFTEC

Equipping installers with the training, skills and qualifications needed to thrive in a net zero energy market will be a key theme of the new ‘Future Installer’ zone at the 2020 FutureBuild exhibition (3-5 March, ExCel London), which OFTEC is joining as a key partner.

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Time for open debate on off grid heat decarbonisation, says OFTEC

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by OFTEC

Any consultation arising from the Government’s long anticipated Heat in Buildings strategy must allow a genuine discussion on all the options to decarbonise rural homes, otherwise thousands of households could suffer severe financial consequences, warns OFTEC.

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Young adults in the UK encouraged to tackle climate change through heating apprenticeship

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by OFTEC

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd to 9th February 2020), young adults across the UK are being encouraged to take up a career in the heating sector and play an important role in tackling the climate change crisis.

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New figures highlight winter death crisis facing England and Wales

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by OFTEC

Vulnerable households in England and Wales continue to struggle as new government statistics reveal there were 23,200 excess winter deaths during 2018/19*, partly caused by people living in cold and poorly insulated homes they can’t afford to adequately heat.

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Turn to the professionals in 2021 - leave repair work on oil heating systems to OFTEC technicians

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

As we come to the end of a year most people will be glad to see the back of, we look at some of the mistakes people have made in 2020 with their home heating systems and how you can avoid a repeat in 2021.

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Help stop fraudulent logo use to maintain industry standards, says OFTEC

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by OFTEC

With the heating season now in full swing, OFTEC is underlining the serious problem that businesses fraudulently using the OFTEC logo can cause for the industry.

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Trade associations launch liquid biofuel supply chain strategy and taskforce to tackle carbon emissions

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by OFTEC

Trade Associations OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have kicked off 2020 with the launch of a future vision for liquid fuels 'Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels', which details the steps to be taken toward a transition to 100% biofuel to replace heating oil in 1.5m homes across the UK and 686,000 homes across Ireland.

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Energy saving campaign kicks off to help households reduce fuel bills

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by OFTEC

A week-long campaign has launched in to help reduce energy consumption and fuel bills as households continue to waste money on unnecessary energy usage.

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