Malcolm Farrow

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – What installers need to know

Malcolm Farrow, OFTEC‘s Head of Public Affairs, discusses a low carbon replacement for heating oil called Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). It’s generally acknowledged that while the UK is making good progress with some of its climate targets, perhaps most notably power generation, in other areas we are lagging behind. This is particularly true in areas where […]

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Confusion over government energy policy risks impacting rural housing market

Confusion over the government’s plans to transition rural properties to greener heating systems, combined with rising mortgage costs, risks putting off potential homebuyers, according to a registration body for off-grid heating technicians. Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs at OFTEC, explains:  There are an estimated 4 million properties across the UK that are not connected […]

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OFTEC launches 2023 conference as policy support for renewable liquid fuels grows

OFTEC has announced details of its 2023 conference where industry leaders will meet to discuss the growing support and mounting evidence for renewable liquid fuels, as the government faces increasing pressure to back the low carbon solution. In a critical year which will likely determine the policies for off-gas grid decarbonisation, OFTEC’s 2023 in person […]

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Government urged to back wider rollout of renewable liquid fuels

The liquid fuel heating industry called on the government to take immediate action to ensure the UK’s off-grid homes and businesses have affordable and realistic decarbonisation solutions as leaders gathered at OFTEC’s 2022 Conference. Alongside the main event, hosted at the Birmingham NEC in partnership with InstallerSHOW, the trade association spoke with manufacturers, installers and […]

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