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Government’s 2050 Heat Strategy is ‘unrealistic’, says industry leaders

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Almost three quarters of heating industry professionals think the government’s Heat Strategy is unrealistic and will fall far short of its target to achieve an 80% reduction in UK carbon emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, according to the results of a poll held at OFTEC’s annual conference last month.

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OFTEC calls on local MPs to improve energy efficiency of county’s rural households during National Countryside Week

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

OFTEC, the UK trade body for oil heating, is urging local MPs to support oil using households and help them improve the energy efficiency of their homes to cut fuel bills and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Change at the top for OFTEC board

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

After two years at the helm of OFTEC’s board, Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester Bosch, is standing down as chair with Nick Hawkins, general manager of Deso – part of the Kingspan Group – taking up the reins.

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New carbon reduction policy needed as latest RHI take up figures emphasise scheme’s failings

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

In its first year of operation, the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has failed to attract sufficient support, barely achieving in a whole year the number of installations required each month for the Department of Energy and Climate Change to meet its ambitious 2020 carbon reduction targets, says OFTEC.

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Rural households continue to spend less on heating than urban counterparts

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Rural households that use oil for heating their homes are now paying significantly less on their fuel bills than urban households connected to mains gas, according to new figures.

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OFTEC launches solid fuel registration service

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

OFTEC has further extended its range of competent person registration services to include solid fuel appliances, following Government approval by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Building Regulations.

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Seminar programme brings latest industry news to technicians

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Throughout the summer, OFTEC will be on the road across the UK and Ireland holding a series of free local seminar events for registered technicians.

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OFTEC lobbies prospective MPs for changes to UK home heating policies

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

OFTEC and FPS, supported by rural communities’ charity ACRE, have written to more than 500 prospective parliamentary candidates urging them to support proposals for a radical shake-up to home heating policies for the UK.

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Cowboy installers putting lives at risk across the country

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Householders across the country are being urged to be more vigilant against rogue tradesmen who could be putting customers’ lives at risk by installing dangerous heating systems.

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New talent needed to plug skills gap in heating sector, says OFTEC

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

With news that the UK’s economic recovery is in jeopardy due to a chronic skills shortage which is particularly apparent in the trade sector, OFTEC has begun a drive to recruit more young people to begin a career in the heating industry.

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