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

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 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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OFTEC marks Energy Saving Week with advice on keeping warm for less

Monday, February 01, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

Recent findings published by Energy Saving Trust revealed that nearly all UK homeowners polled (96%) are concerned about their home energy efficiency (*1), whilst previous surveys have found 22% of Northern Irish households to be living in fuel poverty. In Northern Ireland, a household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10% of its income on energy costs.

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OFTEC issues advice on how to stay warm at home for less this winter

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

Winter lockdown ramps up fuel demand as householders brace themselves for an icy blast this week as Storm Christoph pulls away from the UK to be replaced by plunging temperatures across the country.

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Energy campaign helps UK households reduce their fuel bills this winter

Thursday, January 21, 2021 by OFTEC

As a three-month campaign to help UK households reduce their energy consumption and fuels bills draws to a close, industry experts have shared their top tips for keeping warm whilst cutting costs over winter.

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Turn to the professionals in 2021 - leave repair work on oil heating systems to OFTEC technicians

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

As we come to the end of a year most people will be glad to see the back of, we look at some of the mistakes people have made in 2020 with their home heating systems and how you can avoid a repeat in 2021.

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Households urged to look out for neighbours over festive season

Thursday, December 24, 2020 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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UK housing must be improved to prevent deaths and accelerate emissions reduction

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 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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Time for open debate on off grid heat decarbonisation, says OFTEC

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by OFTEC

Any consultation arising from the Government’s long anticipated Heat in Buildings strategy must allow a genuine discussion on all the options to decarbonise rural homes, otherwise thousands of households could suffer severe financial consequences, warns OFTEC.

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OFTEC comments on CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget report

Thursday, December 10, 2020 by OFTEC

Malcolm Farrow, Head of Public Affairs at OFTEC, comments: “OFTEC welcomes the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Sixth Carbon Budget report which clearly sets out the scale of the UK’s challenge to reach net zero, particularly in heating.

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Support for vulnerable households to keep warm and well this winter

Friday, November 27, 2020 by OFTEC

As the weather begins to turn colder, a campaign has launched to raise awareness of the support available to vulnerable households who might be worrying about paying their heating bills this winter.

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