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OFTEC has expressed major concerns that government proposals to exclude oil boilers from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme would unfairly discriminate against rural households and lead to even higher levels of fuel poverty.Full story
April 2018: New research has revealed that across Ireland 65% of homeowners place home improvements in the top three priorities on their 'life admin' list. With Home Improvement Month being the ideal opportunity to update and refresh your living space, OFTEC Ireland, representing the domestic oil heating and solid fuel industry, has revealed its own handy hints and tips to help Irish homeowners make small improvements to enhance their homes in a big way.Full story
With the warm weather hopefully on its way, households are being urged to ‘spring clean’ their heating system to avoid missing out on significant savings.Full story
With female technicians accounting for less than one per cent of OFTEC's 9,000 plus registration base, the trade association says action must be taken to encourage more women into the profession as a vital step towards combatting the industry's growing skills crisis.Full story
The impact of the recent extreme cold weather on the country’s energy supply should raise important questions for politicians as they consider the pathways towards future decarbonised energy, says OFTEC.Full story
OFTEC has re-ignited its calls for an overhaul of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following a recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which confirms the scheme 'has not achieved value for money'.Full story
OFTEC successfully shone a light on home heating at SelfBuild Live Belfast, encouraging homeowners to love their oil boiler. Throughout the weekend at the Titanic Exhibition centre, OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating industry in Northern Ireland, was on hand to ensure homeowners were aware of the benefits of oil home heating, and also to offer advice on important annual boiler servicing.Full story
As part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March) young learners are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry.Full story
With the number of apprenticeships in the heating sector falling last year, despite increased government support, more must be done to encourage new technicians into the industry and help plug the severe skills gap, warns OFTEC ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March).Full story
More action must be taken to help households experiencing fuel poverty to help prevent further unnecessary deaths from living in cold homes.The warning comes ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (23rd February), a national campaign to highlight the growing number of people who struggle to pay their energy bills.Full story
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