Ken Cronin

OFTEC and UKIFDA launch “Be Winter Wise” campaign

With unpredictable weather and the continuing cost of living pressures, the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) and Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) have launched their Be Winter Wise campaign – a five-point plan to help heating oil users plan ahead for winter 2023-2024. The campaign aims to provide guidance for the 1.7m off gas grid households, […]

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OFTEC and UKFIDA respond to George Eustice MP’s claim that ban on oil boilers is like Ulez for rural communities

Paul Rose, Chief Executive of OFTEC, and Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKIFDA, have responded to Tory MP George Eustice’s article in the Telegraph about decarbonising off-grid homes. In the article, the former environment secretary compared the proposed bans on new oil boilers to the Ulez in London, writing: “Rural communities are about to have […]

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83% of councillors think constituents should have a choice over how to decarbonise home heating

New polling by YouGov on behalf of heating industry trade bodies OFTEC and UKIFDA has found that 83% of rural councillors want their constituents to have a real choice about how they decarbonise their home heating, and 73% say their constituents are concerned about the financial impact of Net Zero. The findings also show that […]

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New report finds availability for renewable liquid fuels outweighs potential demand

A major new report has found that the potential availability of Renewable Liquid Fuels (RLFs) in Europe and North America based on projected feedstocks will far outweigh potential demand by 2030. The gap created means that there will be more than enough RLF to heat the UK’s 1.7m off-grid homes using heating oil, replacing the […]

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Trade associations urge government to back renewable liquid fuel

UKIFDA and OFTEC, the trade associations behind the Future Ready Fuel campaign, are urging the government to back a wider rollout of renewable liquid fuel in off-grid homes. This comes on the one-year anniversary of the first-ever property in the UK to be converted from oil heating to the renewable liquid fuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). The milestone […]

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