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OFTEC and MCS virtual events demystify route to renewables

Monday, March 27, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC registered heating technicians looking to expand into the renewables market can find out how to make the most of this business opportunity thanks to a new series of free, interactive virtual briefings hosted by OFTEC in partnership with MCS.

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OFTEC and FPS launch campaign to help consumers stay 'tank safe'

Monday, March 27, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) and the FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) have joined forces to launch a new ‘Tank Safe’ campaign, urging the 920,000 oil-heated homes in England, Wales and Scotland to make sure their storage tanks are fit for purpose.

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New fuel poverty campaign kicks off in the county

Thursday, March 09, 2017 by OFTEC

A new campaign is launching this week to help the growing number of people in the UK struggling with their heating costs as a recent government report reveals 15% of households are now living in fuel poverty*.

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OFTEC responds to home heating consultation with two-step plan to cut carbon emissions

Thursday, February 02, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC has put forward a compelling case to introduce a two-stage approach to reducing carbon emissions from oil using households in its response to the government’s ‘Heat in Buildings: The Future of Heat in Domestic Buildings’ consultation.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) invited comment on new proposals for improving efficiency and reducing energy demand, alongside evidence on the costs and benefits of wider domestic central heating system performance improvements.

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Government must act to prevent fuel poor being left out in the cold, says OFTEC

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 by OFTEC

As latest figures show the number of households living in fuel poverty in England and Wales has increased to more than 10%, OFTEC is reigniting its calls on government to develop a heating strategy that is fair for all and will help those most in need.

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OFTEC responds to the Bonfield Report

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by OFTEC

Following the release of the Bonfield Report, an independent review of consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement for domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy, published on the 16th December, OFTEC registrations director Adrian Lightwood made the following comments:

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New figures confirm shocking increase in County’s winter deaths

Monday, December 19, 2016 by OFTEC

New government statistics* have revealed that the total number of excess winter deaths across the UK as a whole during 2014/15 was 43,850, the highest level seen in over 15 years. The sharp increase has been largely attributed to the failure of the flu vaccine which experts say was only effective in one in three cases.

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Government must move on low carbon heat policy, says OFTEC

Monday, December 12, 2016 by OFTEC

Government must develop a more inclusive UK heat policy which addresses the key issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty alongside efforts to reduce carbon emissions from heating in off-grid homes, says OFTEC.

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Urgent change to UK low carbon heat policy required as oil remains cheapest fuel, says OFTEC

Thursday, December 01, 2016 by OFTEC

Despite the average cost of heating a typical home on oil rising over the last quarter, new industry figures reveal that oil remains by far the cheapest of all major domestic heating fuels, trumping mains gas on price by some 18%.

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OFTEC rolls out commercial assessment course in response to demand

Thursday, December 01, 2016 by OFTEC

OFTEC’s new commercial assessment course, which covers the servicing and commissioning of multi stage burners used in many light and medium commercial heating systems, is now available in eleven training centres across the UK and Republic of Ireland, with more expected to launch the offering soon.

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