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Support for vulnerable households to keep warm and well this winter

Friday, April 17, 2020 by OFTEC

As the weather begins to turn colder, a campaign has launched to raise awareness of the support available to vulnerable households who might be worrying about paying their heating bills this winter.

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Support for vulnerable households facing higher energy bills during Covid-19 lockdown

Friday, April 17, 2020 by OFTEC

With an estimated 16.8 million more people across the UK staying at home* during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns have been raised over vulnerable households facing higher fuel costs as their energy consumption increases during the lockdown.

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Scottish energy efficiency policy must be inclusive, says OFTEC in consultation response

Thursday, April 09, 2020 by OFTEC

Scottish energy policy must fairly provide for rural consumers living in some of the country's lowest standard homes, says OFTEC in its response to the recent 'Energy Efficient Scotland: Improving energy efficiency in owner occupied homes' consultation.

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OFTEC statement on Budget 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by OFTEC

Our CEO Paul Rose has issued a statement highlighting some of the key areas that have been addressed and some of the key omissions in the 2020 Budget announcements.

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Cheaper heating bills for UK’s oil households as industry prepares a greener fuel for the future

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by OFTEC

New figures have revealed that oil heated households in the UK continue to enjoy the lowest energy bills compared to other off-grid homes, with the promise of a greener ‘drop-in’ replacement fuel on its way.

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Heat decarbonisation policy must be flexible, says OFTEC in Future Homes Standard consultation response

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by OFTEC

Government should embrace a range of solutions to decarbonise heat in future homes with a focus on achieving set emission reduction targets rather than prescribing technologies, says OFTEC in its response to the recent Future Homes Standard consultation.

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‘Homes heated by recycled cooking oil’ and other energy predictions for the 2020s

Monday, February 24, 2020 by OFTEC

As tackling climate change remains an important issue on the government’s agenda, industry experts have outlined the 5 ways new technologies will impact how households live and work over the next ten years.

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OFTEC supports installer transition to decarbonised world at FutureBuild 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020 by OFTEC

Equipping installers with the training, skills and qualifications needed to thrive in a net zero energy market will be a key theme of the new ‘Future Installer’ zone at the 2020 FutureBuild exhibition (3-5 March, ExCel London), which OFTEC is joining as a key partner.

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Time for open debate on off grid heat decarbonisation, says OFTEC

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by OFTEC

Any consultation arising from the Government’s long anticipated Heat in Buildings strategy must allow a genuine discussion on all the options to decarbonise rural homes, otherwise thousands of households could suffer severe financial consequences, warns OFTEC.

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Young adults in the UK encouraged to tackle climate change through heating apprenticeship

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by OFTEC

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd to 9th February 2020), young adults across the UK are being encouraged to take up a career in the heating sector and play an important role in tackling the climate change crisis.

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