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Don't risk an oil spill - if you are in any doubt, replace consumable items.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by OFTEC

In the event of a fuel spill originating from a flexible fuel line, home insurers may try to pass the cost on to the technician who services the appliance. How can you protect yourself from this risk?

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Industry expertise vital to creating future proof heat decarbonisation policy

Monday, April 08, 2019 by OFTEC

OFTEC welcomes government’s commitment to accelerate the UK’s timeline towards net zero emissions. What is needed now is effective policy to deliver the rapid change required across all sectors, including off-gas heating.

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Young people in Northern Ireland encouraged to consider roles in trade

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 by OFTEC Ireland

OFTEC Ireland is calling for young people in Northern Ireland to consider an apprenticeship or vocational training in the plumbing and heating sector.

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Fuel poverty concern as homeworkers face higher energy costs

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by OFTEC

A new report has revealed people working from home have been paying an extra £45 a month in energy costs during lockdown, raising concerns that fuel poor households are being pushed into further financial difficulty.

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OFTEC comments on CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget report

Monday, February 25, 2019 by OFTEC

Malcolm Farrow, Head of Public Affairs at OFTEC, comments: “OFTEC welcomes the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Sixth Carbon Budget report which clearly sets out the scale of the UK’s challenge to reach net zero, particularly in heating.

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Biofuels on the cards for home heating?

Monday, January 21, 2019 by OFTEC Ireland

A public consultation put forward by the Government has suggested that Biofuels could be an option for the future of home heating. OFTEC, the trade association for the liquid fuel industry, has welcomed Dianne Dodds inclusion of bio-fuels in a paper on Energy Strategy options as a realistic and affordable step in the right direction for the 500,000 homes in NI using liquid fuelled heating systems.

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Boris Johnson's green heat plans will cost rural households 'billions'

Monday, January 21, 2019 by OFTEC

Rural households are set to pay a high price to upgrade to green heating systems under a new ten point environmental plan unveiled today by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

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Future of oil heated homes focus of discussion at Labour and Conservative party conferences

Monday, January 07, 2019 by OFTEC

Concerns that rural homeowners could face major costs under government green heating plans were raised at this year’s political party conferences.

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OFTEC and UKIFDA comment on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report 'Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes', published today

Friday, January 04, 2019 by OFTEC

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report underlines OFTEC and UKIFDA’s long held concerns that government has seriously underestimated the cost of upgrading the energy efficiency of UK homes, particularly those off the gas grid.

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