OFTEC launches new website and technician hub

OFTEC has launched a new, integrated website and online portal providing access to all services and information via one central hub. The new site at www.oftec.org combines all registration account functions, scheme information and applications; technical book updates; the works notification system and online shop OFTEC Direct; all in one place, making everything simpler to use. All […]

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UK trials signal positive future for renewable liquid heating fuels

Early results from UK wide trials of a renewable alternative to kerosene suggest that the new liquid fuel works in virtually all existing oil heating systems with only simple modifications, while reducing carbon emissions by almost 90%. Nineteen sites across the country are now running Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a range of heating and […]

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Biofuels could be an option for future home heating

Biofuels have been included in a paper on Energy Strategy as a realistic and affordable option for the 500,000 homes in NI using liquid fuelled heating systems. The Energy Strategy consultation issued by the Department of Energy, under Economy Minister Dianne Dodds, was released to the public outlining ideas to achieve net zero carbon and […]

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Government is “failing to grasp the enormous challenge of decarbonising the UK’s housing stock”

The Government is failing to grasp the enormous challenge of decarbonising the UK’s housing stock, which accounts for 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned. In its latest report, Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes, the Environmental Audit Committee states that the Government’s legally enshrined target to be net zero […]

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Time for open debate on off grid heat decarbonisation, says OFTEC

Any consultation arising from the government’s long anticipated Heat in Buildings strategy must allow a genuine discussion on all the options to decarbonise rural homes, otherwise thousands of households could suffer severe financial consequences, warns OFTEC. Up until now, government has given out mixed messages on its approach to cutting emissions from off grid heat, […]

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