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Households struggle to keep warm as country faces fuel poverty crisis

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by OFTEC

Over 2.55 million households in the UK are living in fuel poverty and struggle to keep warm during the winter months, according to a new government report which reveals the extent of the crisis facing the country.

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Safety advice issued to students choosing rental accommodation

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by OFTEC

Students heading off to university are being urged to check the correct safety measures have been followed before moving in to rental accommodation.

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Oil heating industry calls for clarity on BEIS' ambitions for decarbonising off-grid heat

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) have requested urgent clarification from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over the carbon reduction targets the oil heating sector is expected to meet under the Clean Growth Strategy.

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Not checking heating system is biggest regret of house buyers

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 by OFTEC

House hunters are being urged to check the property’s heating system before buying a new home to help avoid any unexpected costs.

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Heating sector thriving as demand for oil expertise grows

Thursday, August 02, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC registration figures have hit a five year high and are continuing to rise, underlining the increasing value both technicians and consumers are placing on professional qualifications.

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OFTEC welcomes inclusion of oil in ECO3

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has welcomed today’s (19 July 2018) announcement from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that oil boilers will not be excluded from the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO3) as initially proposed.

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CCC recommendations on decarbonising off-grid heat fail to address reality, says OFTEC

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has written to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) expressing major disappointment that, despite clear evidence showing heat pumps are not providing a viable route to decarbonising heat from off-grid homes, the Government’s advisory body has still endorsed this approach in its latest report.

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Households in the United Kingdom are urged to 'look for the badge' during Scam Awareness Month

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by OFTEC

Households in the UK are being encouraged to protect themselves against fraud and overpricing tricks used by some rogue traders as part of this year's Scam Awareness Month (June 2018).

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Low carbon liquid fuels play vital role in future of off-grid heating says OFTEC in response to BEIS enquiry

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has responded to a call for evidence from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with a strong case highlighting the crucial role low carbon liquid fuels should play in decarbonising heat from rural homes.

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Industry unites to discuss future of liquid fuel heating at OFTEC annual conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by OFTEC

The future pathway for liquid fuel heating was the key theme of OFTEC's 2018 annual conference which saw the trade association share industry's progress towards developing a low carbon alternative to kerosene in support of government's decarbonisation plans.

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