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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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OFTEC statement February 2016: Which plastic oil tank should I install?

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Due to the need to avoid pollution incidents and protect the environment, OFTEC insists that oil heating technicians only install plastic oil storage tanks that have been tested and confirmed to meet to European Standard EN13341 2005 +A1 2011.

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New OFTEC registration website goes live

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

A new website has been launched to make it even easier for technicians to sign up and enjoy the benefits of OFTEC’s leading competent person registration scheme which now includes Part P, solid fuel and renewables, with biomass to follow soon.

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London boiler scrappage scheme should be the model for a national scheme, says OFTEC

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

The new boiler scrappage scheme announced today to help Greater London residents reduce CO2 emissions from heating should be rolled out across the country to help meet the UK’s ambitious carbon reduction targets, says OFTEC, the trade association for the oil heating industry.

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Consumers continue to benefit from heating oil price plunge signalling urgent need to re-think UK heat policy

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

As the price of heating oil tumbles further, falling a staggering 10 per cent since the beginning of the year, the UK’s 1.4 million rural households on oil heating are continuing to benefit. However, with over 4.5 million people in the UK still living in fuel poverty - and many of these in rural areas - government needs to urgently address its current heat policy to help these homes become more energy efficient and cut fuel bills further.

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