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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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More reaction to Sixth Carbon Budget

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has annouced the Sixth Carbon Budget (2033-2037), charting the move to zero carbon for the UK. The budget looks at a central phase out date of 2028 for high-carbon fossil fuel boilers not connected to the gas grid, and a phase out date of 2033for gas boilers in homes (not […]

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Boxset: Watch all InstallerSCOTLAND/NI FESTIVAL sessions on-demand

InstallerSCOTLAND/NI FESTIVAL was a virtual gathering providing top online sessions to installers in Scotland and Northern Ireland, supported by SNIPEF. Here, we’ve rounded up the sessions that took place between 27-29 October, so you can watch on-demand at a time convenient to you. Future proofing heating businesses in Scotland and Northern Ireland OFTEC registered heating […]

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