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Significant changes are coming to the UK heating market that will affect thousands of installers and heating engineers.Full story
Renters in the UK living in cold homes with high energy bills have been given new protection rights with landlords now required to ensure their property meets a minimum energy efficiency standard as part of a series of new regulations.Full story
OFTEC Registration Director, Adrian Lightwood, comments on the trade association's response to the Energy Company Obligation ECO3: Improving Consumer Protection consultation, which closed on Tuesday 6 August.Full story
Changes to energy efficiency standards for rented homes could disproportionately affect rural landlordsThursday, July 18, 2019 by OFTEC
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) regulations for privately rented homes in England and Wales are a vital step towards tackling fuel poverty and carbon reduction but could prove a major financial challenge for landlords to meet, especially those with properties in rural areas, says OFTEC.Full story
Following publication of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) 'Reducing UK emissions 2019 Progress Report to Parliament’, OFTEC Chief Executive Paul Rose, highlights the need for government to harness the expertise of the existing heating industry to drive forward decarbonisation.Full story
OFTEC, the organisation representing the liquid fuel heating industry in Ireland, is delighted to unveil the wealth of creativity across Northern Ireland as it announces the winners of its OFTEC Energy Enterprise competition.Full story
New research that supports liquid biofuels as a low cost, highest impact carbon reduction solution for oil heated homes, was officially unveiled yesterday (18 June) at OFTEC’s 2019 annual conference.Full story
Avoid Risk of £5,000 FineNew regulations from Natural Resources Wales, due to come into force in March 2020, will mean that all above ground tanks in excess of 200 litres, used to store oil at commercial premises in Wales, are required to have a secondary containment system to prevent oil escaping to the environment in the event of a spillage.Full story
UK Households are urged to be vigilant when having work done to their heating system to avoid falling victim to non-qualified technicians or dishonest pricing tactics.Full story
OFTEC reinforced the key role of the fossil fuel heating industry in transitioning homes to a low carbon future at a series of events held across the UK, aimed at tackling energy efficiency, cutting carbon emissions and reducing fuel poverty in the domestic housing sector.Full story
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