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Report backs OFTEC's calls for RHI reform

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has re-ignited its calls for an overhaul of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following a recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which confirms the scheme 'has not achieved value for money'.

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Self-built success for OFTEC

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC successfully shone a light on home heating at SelfBuild Live Belfast, encouraging homeowners to love their oil boiler. Throughout the weekend at the Titanic Exhibition centre, OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating industry in Northern Ireland, was on hand to ensure homeowners were aware of the benefits of oil home heating, and also to offer advice on important annual boiler servicing.

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Young people encouraged to start a career in the heating industry

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by OFTEC

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March) young learners are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry.

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Apprenticeships could help plug heating sector skills gap, says OFTEC

Thursday, March 01, 2018 by OFTEC

With the number of apprenticeships in the heating sector falling last year, despite increased government support, more must be done to encourage new technicians into the industry and help plug the severe skills gap, warns OFTEC ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March).

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Urgent support needed for 'fuel poor' households

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by OFTEC

More action must be taken to help households experiencing fuel poverty to help prevent further unnecessary deaths from living in cold homes.The warning comes ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (23rd February), a national campaign to highlight the growing number of people who struggle to pay their energy bills.

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OFTEC calls for urgent rethink on heat policy proposals to avoid rural fuel poverty escalating further

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by OFTEC

Many more rural households will be forced into fuel poverty unless government puts affordability at the heart of its low carbon plans, warns OFTEC ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (27 November).

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Don’t forget about vulnerable relatives during ‘February freeze’, households urged

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by OFTEC

With this week expected to be one of the coldest of winter so far, households are being reminded to regularly visit vulnerable relatives and friends to check they are keeping warm and well.

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OFTEC calls for urgent heat policy intervention following winter death toll surge

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by OFTEC

Urgent policy intervention is needed to improve energy efficiency for vulnerable rural households and help safeguard against the unacceptable number of additional deaths that occur during the winter months, says OFTEC.

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OFTEC receives BEIS support for future green off-grid heating plans

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has welcomed a positive response from the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry MP, after putting forward strong concerns over the viability of government plans to decarbonise heating from the 850,000 oil using homes in England.

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Heating costs for rural homes could soar under new ‘green’ energy plans

Friday, December 22, 2017 by OFTEC

Almost one million rural households in England and Wales could see their heating bills soar if new government proposals go ahead.

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