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OFTEC launches TrustMark registration scheme for heating technicians

Thursday, September 03, 2020 by OFTEC

Heating technicians can now apply for TrustMark certification as an extension of their OFTEC registration to access government funded installation work and further demonstrate competence to consumers.

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Households in the UK must futureproof heating system before selling to new generation of 'homeworkers'

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by OFTEC

With the house moving season in full swing, UK homeowners looking to sell their property are being encouraged to check their heating system is in tip-top condition to help sell their property and to avoid putting off potential buyers who plan to work from home.

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Students across the UK urged to 'stay alert' when moving into rental accommodation during COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by OFTEC

Students across the UK heading off to university next month are being urged to stay alert and check that correct safety measures have been followed before moving into rental accommodation.

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Households must adapt energy habits to avoid higher bills post lockdown

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by OFTEC

Households should pay closer attention to their energy use post lockdown if they want to avoid unexpected costly bills, rural heating experts have warned.

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Government relying on limited data to create rural heat decarbonisation policy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by OFTEC

Government’s current reluctance to support renewable liquid fuels as part of the UK’s green heat agenda is based on flawed evidence, according to the initial outcomes of widespread field trials.

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Struggling rural households could face major costs for green heat under government plans

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by OFTEC

UK homeowners, especially those living in rural, off-gas grid areas, could face huge costs to install green heating systems if government plans go ahead, warns an industry trade association.

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Energy campaign helps UK households reduce their fuel bills this winter

Friday, July 10, 2020 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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OFTEC consultation response says driving down renewable heating costs must be priority

Friday, July 10, 2020 by OFTEC

Government proposals to support the roll out of renewable heating systems in UK homes are unrealistic, regressive and will fail to create the competitive market urgently needed to drive down costs, says OFTEC in response to the recent ‘Future support for low carbon heat’ consultation.

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OFTEC comments on Green Homes Grant scheme announcement

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 by OFTEC

Commenting on the new Green Homes Grant scheme, OFTEC chief executive Paul Rose says:“It will be impossible for the UK to reach its climate targets without a major programme to upgrade housing stock, so the Green Homes Grant scheme is a welcome move towards this.

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OFTEC comments on Committee on Climate Change (CCC) annual report to Parliament

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by OFTEC

In its annual report to Parliament on the UK's progress in reducing emissions, published today (25th June 2020) the CCC highlights that, as in 2019, the Government's policies and plans are insufficient to meet the targets set out in the fourth or fifth carbon budgets (covering 2023-2027 and 2028-2032). It also makes clear that Covid-19 presents a profound threat, highlighting the need for government to adopt the CCC’s six key principles for mitigating its impact.

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