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Industry is “primed for renewable liquid fuel rollout” says OFTEC

The renewable liquid fuel heating industry is ready and waiting to deliver a nationwide rollout of its low carbon solution for off-grid properties, once the policy mechanisms are put in place by the new government after the election. That was the message from OFTEC’s annual conference, held in Tewkesbury on 5 June 2024 in the […]

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OFTEC announces 2024 conference on renewable liquid fuels in key election year

OFTEC has launched its 2024 conference where industry leaders will gather to discuss the growing support across the political spectrum for a wider rollout of renewable liquid fuels in the off-grid heating sector. The conference will be the last before the general election and comes as the Conservative and Labour parties draft their manifesto policy […]

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Clarity needed over boiler reinstallation compliance as regulations create uncertainty – Opinion

An ambiguity in building regulations regarding the circumstances a boiler can be reinstalled to replace an underperforming low carbon heating system is creating confusion for consumers and the wider heating industry. Andrew Mathews, Technical Director at OFTEC, takes a look: That’s the message from OFTEC which has called for clearer guidelines for installers and an […]

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Changes to Boiler Upgrade Scheme risks misleading consumers – Opinion

Changes to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) which remove the requirement to have no outstanding recommendations for loft and cavity wall installation on a property’s Energy Performance Certificate to secure funding for a heat pump have been criticised. Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs at OFTEC, takes a look: The BUS offers grants of £7,500 […]

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Impact of secondary heating systems overlooked in net zero policy – warns OFTEC

The government’s ambition to transition homes from fossil fuel boilers onto heat pumps could lead to an increased reliance on secondary heating systems, in particular solid fuel appliances, which risks undermining the UK’s air quality objectives and could also hinder the UK’s net zero ambitions. That’s the message from OFTEC, which has raised concerns the […]

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