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OFTEC calls for urgent rethink on heat policy proposals to avoid rural fuel poverty escalating further

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by OFTEC

Many more rural households will be forced into fuel poverty unless government puts affordability at the heart of its low carbon plans, warns OFTEC ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (27 November).

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Don’t forget about vulnerable relatives during ‘February freeze’, households urged

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by OFTEC

With this week expected to be one of the coldest of winter so far, households are being reminded to regularly visit vulnerable relatives and friends to check they are keeping warm and well.

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OFTEC calls for urgent heat policy intervention following winter death toll surge

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by OFTEC

Urgent policy intervention is needed to improve energy efficiency for vulnerable rural households and help safeguard against the unacceptable number of additional deaths that occur during the winter months, says OFTEC.

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OFTEC receives BEIS support for future green off-grid heating plans

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has welcomed a positive response from the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry MP, after putting forward strong concerns over the viability of government plans to decarbonise heating from the 850,000 oil using homes in England.

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Heating costs for rural homes could soar under new ‘green’ energy plans

Friday, December 22, 2017 by OFTEC

Almost one million rural households in England and Wales could see their heating bills soar if new government proposals go ahead.

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Households urged to look out for neighbours over festive season

Monday, December 11, 2017 by OFTEC

Households across the UK are being reminded to regularly check up on vulnerable relatives, neighbours and friends this winter to ensure they are keeping warm and well.

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Households urged to get ready for a cold winter

Monday, December 11, 2017 by OFTEC

With the latest forecasts predicting the coldest winter for five years, households are being urged to check their heating systems are fit for purpose and ready for a prolonged cold snap.

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Country homes could be heated by vegetable oil within five years

Friday, November 24, 2017 by OFTEC

Currently, oil heating is one of the most popular choices for those living off the gas grid and a new report from OFTEC, the trade association for the oil heating industry, suggests these homes could switch to a renewable alternative, such as a vegetable oil blend, by as early as 2022.

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Save with oil heating

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by OFTEC

Using data from teh independent heating cost analysts, the Sutherland Tables. OFTEC is able to demonstrate the significant savings that exist between oil heating and other popular forms of heating.

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5 Essential tips for carbon monoxide safety

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by OFTEC

There are 50 fatal carbon monoxide (CO) incidents and more than 200 people hospitalised with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the UK.

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