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Heat and Buildings Strategy Reactive Statement

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by OFTEC

Trade Associations UKIFDA, for fuel distributors, and OFTEC, representing liquid fuel equipment manufacturers and training providers, welcome the publication of the Heat and Buildings Strategy and associated off-grid consultation which recognises the role of renewable liquid fuels in supporting the decarbonisation of off-grid households in the UK.

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OFTEC welcomes delayed date for kerosene Carbon Tax

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

OFTEC were pleased to see that increases in carbon tax will not impact home heating bills this winter, particularly given the challenging economic circumstances that many households are facing and recent increased fuel costs.

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Advertising Standards Authority censures Firmus Energy over emissions claims

Monday, October 04, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

October 4 2021: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told gas supplier Firmus Energy it must have evidence of claims it makes in any of its adverts. The censure comes after the body representing the liquid fuel industry in the UK and Ireland lodged a complaint with the ASA over claims Firmus made in an advertisement that households who switch to natural gas from home heating oil emit 48% less Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

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OFTEC calls for just transition to low carbon heat for rural households during Warm Homes Week 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 by OFTEC

Rural households must be offered a fair, more affordable route to cutting emissions from home heating to prevent more being pushed into fuel poverty, says OFTEC in support of Warm Homes Week 2021 (27-30 September).

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Students urged to carry out checks before moving into rental accommodation

Thursday, September 16, 2021 by OFTEC

Students heading off to university this month are being urged to check their rental accommodation is safe and that they know what they are signing up to, as a new survey reveals as many as one in three don’t read their property contract.

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Top Tips for Safe Student Accommodation to Northern Ireland Students

Friday, September 03, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

With freshers week around the corner and thousands of young people in Northern Ireland set to start University or new career paths, many will be on the hunt for rented accommodation.

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Updated Covid-19 guidance for tradespeople working in the home issued to households in England

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by OFTEC

As we move along the final steps out of lockdown and life slowly begins to return to normal, new guidelines for tradespeople working in the home have been issued to keep households safe.

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Households offered energy saving tips for summer as one in five leave heating on

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by OFTEC

As a recent survey finds over a fifth of UK households leave their heating on during the warmer months without considering their energy bills or the environment, homeowners are being offered a few simple tips for a cheaper, greener summer.

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Oil heated households reminded to get boiler serviced

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by OFTEC

As the weather begins to get warmer, oil heated households are reminded to book their boiler in for its regular service to avoid higher fuel bills and costly repairs later on in the year.

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Green heating solutions must be simpler and cheaper, survey finds

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by OFTEC

Oil heated households are calling for easier, more affordable ways to reduce emissions from their homes and tackle climate change, according to a new survey.

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