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New industry research has raised important questions over whether government’s current approach to decarbonising off gas grid homes is achievable unless rural households are offered a significant increase in funding to cover the high costs involved.Full story
An almost 20% rise in excess deaths last winter, excluding those from Covid-19, is a stark reminder of the urgent need to improve the UK’s poorly insulated homes so they are warmer and fit for a net zero future.Full story
Households must do more to protect themselves against the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning following reports that many are not taking the potential dangers seriously enough, an industry body has warned.Full story
Households are set to face one of the most difficult winters in recent memory due to the impact of COVID-19. OFTEC has issued advice on how to keep heating costs low.Full story
On 30th September, the government officially launched the Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme which will provide homeowners with grants to assist with the cost of improving the energy efficiency of their homes.Full story
With predictions that a particularly cold winter may be on its way, households across the country are being urged not to let the current unseasonably warm weather make them complacent and ensure their heating systems are ready for a prolonged cold snap.Full story
Rural MPs are being urged to support a new campaign to help the growing number of people struggling with their fuel bills.OFTEC, which represents the oil heating industry, has written to the MPs calling on them to put forward simple, affordable measures to help households cut energy costs – and become greener in the process.Full story
As new industry figures show a further 7.8% fall in the cost of heating a typical home using oil in the last three months, OFTEC says the case for consumers to stick with, or even switch to oil is growing stronger, underlining the need for urgent change to the government’s low carbon heat strategy.Full story
With Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (26th February) just around the corner, oil households have welcomed another drop in oil prices with many seeing their heating bills halve in the last three years.Full story
Due to the need to avoid pollution incidents and protect the environment, OFTEC insists that oil heating technicians only install plastic oil storage tanks that have been tested and confirmed to meet to European Standard EN13341 2005 +A1 2011.Full story
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