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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.Full story
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.Full story
Students across the UK urged to 'stay alert' when moving into rental accommodation during COVID-19 pandemicTuesday, 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.Full story
Households should pay closer attention to their energy use post lockdown if they want to avoid unexpected costly bills, rural heating experts have warned.Full story
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.Full story
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.Full story
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.Full story
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.Full story
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.Full story
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.Full story
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