OFTEC have written a letter to more than 500 prospective parliamentary candidates urging them to support proposals for a radical shake-up to home heating policies in the UK. Working with FPS and with support from rural communities’ charity ACRE, the letter has been sent to election candidates representing the majority of rural constituencies in the UK. They are calling for a far greater and more realistic approach to reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions. Recommendations put forward in OFTEC’s letter include:Back to Insights
- Stronger emphasis on upgrading insulation in rural homes which have far poorer EPC ratings than urban properties
- Incentivising the installation of high efficiency condensing boilers by re-introducing boiler scrappage schemes for oil boilers as well as mains gas boilers
- Revising the domestic RHI to better incentivise hybrid heating systems and include bio-fuels such as B30K
- Extend Government funding to support low income off-grid households.