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Heating installers have their say

Monday, October 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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Campaign launches to support vulnerable households in England this winter

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC gives cautious welcome to Irish Government's 2020 budget but calls for urgent support on biofuels

Wednesday, 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.

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Getting ahead of policy now could have disastrous consequences for the fuel poor

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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New figures reveal rural areas still struggling with high levels of fuel poverty

Monday, September 16, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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Young people in the UK encouraged to kick start their career with a heating apprenticeship

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 by OFTEC

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.

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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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