Tag : OFTEC
Stop 'rewarding the wealthy' with heat pump incentives and allow rural poor to keep using oil says OFTEC
The chief executive of oil heating body OFTEC has launched a stinging attack on the government’s current inaction over fuel poverty and called for rural homeowners to be allowed to keep using oil as the cheapest heating option, even though it produces higher carbon emissions than other options.
The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been asked to clarify the role of oil heating in its Clean Growth Strategy by trade association OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).
Pushing the potential for new lower carbon liquid fuels that can help meet the UK government’s environmental ambitions for off-grid heating was a key focus of OFTEC’s 2018 annual conference that was held in this week in Tewkesbury.
Government proposals to reform the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme have received mixed responses from several industry bodies during a recent consultation on the programme.
Trade body OFTEC has called on the government for an urgent intervention to introduce measures that will improve the energy efficiency of heating in some rural households to prevent an “unacceptable number” of additional winter deaths.