OFTEC fights move to domestic heat pumps

OFTEC, heat pumps
Paul Rose: OFTEC CEO

OFTEC, the trade association for the oil storage, appliance and supply equipment manufacturers, has expressed concern about government plans to shift 850,000 off-grid homeowners away from oil-fired heating, saying the move would be unfair, anti-competitive and premature.

Government believes this policy would help to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic building sector. However, OFTEC has stated to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that the move is ‘ill-considered’ and impractical.

Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry indicated in a letter to OFTEC that: “BEIS was still willing to consider other decarbonisation options and expected to see a mix of technologies in the future.”

OFTEC CEO Paul Rose comments: “I’m pleased that BEIS appears willing to consider other options. OFTEC was concerned that government had already decided on its preferred solution.”

Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

Improving The Digital Customer Journey With Empress

With the creation of Empress, Nortek aims to improve the customer experience of HVAC. Find out how. 

Richard Alger, MD of Fermod, Dies aged 78

It is with great sadness and regret that Fermod Ltd have to advise of the passing of their Managing Director, Richard Alger, after two years of poor health, having worked for Fermod for the last 47 years.

Calendar