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Here's a link to all our recent news releases, please feel free to link to our news items from your website or social media platform. If mentioning OFTEC on Twitter please tag @OFTEC (or on Facebook @OFTECuk).

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Voice activated heating and other energy predictions for 2021

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Industry experts have outlined five energy trends and technologies households can expect to see during the 2020s as the government ramps up action on climate change.

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Decarbonisation of rural homes at risk due to high costs, says new research

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

New industry research has raised important questions over whether government’s current approach to decarbonising off gas grid homes is achievable unless rural households are offered a significant increase in funding to cover the high costs involved.

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UK housing must be improved to prevent deaths and accelerate emissions reduction

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

An almost 20% rise in excess deaths last winter, excluding those from Covid-19, is a stark reminder of the urgent need to improve the UK’s poorly insulated homes so they are warmer and fit for a net zero future.

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Be Alarmed! Households ignoring carbon monoxide poisoning dangers

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Households must do more to protect themselves against the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning following reports that many are not taking the potential dangers seriously enough, an industry body has warned.

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Concern over fuel poor Irish households facing harsh winter

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC Ireland

Households are set to face one of the most difficult winters in recent memory due to the impact of COVID-19. OFTEC has issued advice on how to keep heating costs low.

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Green Homes Grant Scheme extended

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

On 30th September, the government officially launched the Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme which will provide homeowners with grants to assist with the cost of improving the energy efficiency of their homes.

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UK households urged to prepare for a cold winter

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

With predictions that a particularly cold winter may be on its way, households across the country are being urged not to let the current unseasonably warm weather make them complacent and ensure their heating systems are ready for a prolonged cold snap.

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Campaign to reduce fuel bills launches across the country

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Rural MPs are being urged to support a new campaign to help the growing number of people struggling with their fuel bills.OFTEC, which represents the oil heating industry, has written to the MPs calling on them to put forward simple, affordable measures to help households cut energy costs – and become greener in the process.

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As oil prices remain low, OFTEC says consumers need realistic carbon reduction solutions

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

As new industry figures show a further 7.8% fall in the cost of heating a typical home using oil in the last three months, OFTEC says the case for consumers to stick with, or even switch to oil is growing stronger, underlining the need for urgent change to the government’s low carbon heat strategy.

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Good news for households ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day as heating oil prices fall again

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

With Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (26th February) just around the corner, oil households have welcomed another drop in oil prices with many seeing their heating bills halve in the last three years.

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