The impact of the recent extreme cold weather on the country’s energy supply should raise important questions for politicians as they consider the pathways towards future decarbonised energy, … more
OFTEC has re-ignited its calls for an overhaul of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following a recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which confirms the scheme 'has not … more
OFTEC successfully shone a light on home heating at SelfBuild Live Belfast, encouraging homeowners to love their oil boiler. Throughout the weekend at the Titanic Exhibition centre, OFTEC, which … more
As part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March) young learners are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry.
The call follows a report which shows a 27% fall in the number … more
With the number of apprenticeships in the heating sector falling last year, despite increased government support, more must be done to encourage new technicians into the industry and help plug the … more
More action must be taken to help households experiencing fuel poverty to help prevent further unnecessary deaths from living in cold homes.
The warning comes ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day … more
Urgent policy intervention is needed to improve energy efficiency for vulnerable rural households and help safeguard against the unacceptable number of additional deaths that occur during the winter … more
With this week expected to be one of the coldest of winter so far, households are being reminded to regularly visit vulnerable relatives and friends to check they are keeping warm and well.
The … more
OFTEC has welcomed a positive response from the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry MP, after putting forward strong concerns over the viability of government plans to … more
Almost one million rural households in England and Wales could see their heating bills soar if new government proposals go ahead.
Plans outlined in the Department for Business, Energy & … more