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The liquid fuel heating industry called on the government to take immediate action to ensure the UK’s off-grid homes and businesses have affordable and realistic decarbonisation solutions as leaders gathered at OFTEC’s 2022 Conference.Full story
OFTEC has announced a new heat pump training course in the UK as it sets out a technology neutral vision for decarbonising the off-grid sector.Full story
Transitioning oil homes to renewable liquid fuels will take centre stage at OFTEC’s 2022 conference where industry leaders will meet to discuss the progress made towards delivering a sustainable low carbon future for the off-grid sector.Full story
‘Perfect storm’ as oil heated homes face major costs for government’s green energy plans amid cost of living crisisThursday, May 12, 2022 by OFTEC
Alongside rising energy and food bills, oil heated households could soon face additional costs to install green heating systems if government plans go ahead.Full story
Whilst we welcome the commitment in the Queen’s Speech to bring forward an Energy Bill to ‘deliver the transition to cheaper, cleaner and more secure energy’ in the long term, this was a missed opportunity to set out measures to help households reduce their energy usage today and achieve the challenge of net zero.Full story
Heating technicians have voiced concerns over the government’s proposals to convert off-grid homes to heat pumps with the vast majority (87%) revealing less than one-fifth (20%) of the properties they service are currently ready for the technology.Full story
The government must urgently revisit the Energy Strategy, focusing more attention on measures to help households reduce their energy usage now, and on supporting cost-effective and practical low carbon energy solutions. For the 1.7 million UK households that currently use oil, renewable liquid fuels such as HVO should be prioritised as HVO immediately reduces carbon emissions by 88%. It can also be used in an existing oil boiler following a simple, low cost conversion that takes one hour and costs around £500.Full story
Grant’s HVO biofuel compatible Grant Vortex condensing boiler has been awarded ‘Best Renewable Energy Product’ at the SEAI Energy Show 2022.Full story
With the news that HETAS has decided not to continue with its registered installer scheme in Ireland, OFTEC is now the only body in the country providing solid fuel registration for installers and servicing technicians.Full story
InstallerSHOW, the UK’s biggest heating, plumbing and electrical trade show, is delighted to announce that it will be partnering with OFTEC and hosting a number of its flagship events during the three-day exhibition at the NEC Birmingham (21-23 June).Full story
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