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Calling all Heating Installers - have your say

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by OFTEC

Significant changes are coming to the UK heating market that will affect thousands of installers and heating engineers.

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New regulations protect renters in UK living in poorly insulated homes

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC comment on its response to ECO3 improving consumer protection consultation

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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Changes to energy efficiency standards for rented homes could disproportionately affect rural landlords

Thursday, 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.

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OFTEC comment on CCC annual progress report: Reducing UK emissions 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC competition winners light up the future of energy

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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New research confirms biofuels as the future of liquid fuel heating

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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Welsh businesses urged to get ready ahead of new environmental regulations March 2020 deadline

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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UK Households given scam awareness advice as part of national campaign

Thursday, June 06, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC presents compelling low carbon heating solution to UK housing sector

Sunday, June 02, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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