Tag : oil heating
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).
A third iteration of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO 3) will focus entirely on tackling fuel poverty in low income and vulnerable homes, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has said in response to a recent consultation.
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.