Northern Ireland – an overdependence on oil?

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When kerosene is being distributed by taxi rather than tanker, it’s time to take action. Air your views on the heating oil market, among other hot topics, at the Distributor Debate on Thursday 7th March. Reserve your FREE place(s) today by emailing sandra@fueloilnews.co.uk

As the Northern Ireland Housing Executive carries out a consultation on its heating policy, you are cordially invited to join in the Fuel Oil News Distributor Debate on Thursday 7th March.

Highlighting an overdependence on oil, the report says that whilst oil is technically a good heating solution, it is increasingly difficult to afford with ‘the lack of a PAYGO option a major factor’.

It also points out that switching to oil does not currently have the same benefits for tenants as it did in previous policy periods.

Among the questions being asked are:

Oil heating is clean and efficient but requires bulk fill ups which are expensive. What ways do you think the problem of finding the money for this could be overcome?

If you live in a rural area and oil or wood pellet systems are your only choice, what would be your preference?

What are your views on schemes using saving stamps or local community “pay as you go” schemes and would you welcome such a community based scheme if it was available?

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 DISTRIBUTORS ACROSS IRELAND ARE ALL WELCOME

TO JOIN IN THE DISTRIBUTOR DEBATE AT THE TEMPLETON HOTEL,

TEMPLEPATRICK WHEN ISSUES SUCH AS THESE WILL BE DISCUSSED. 

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE PLACE(S) TODAY sandra@fueloilnews.co.uk

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Responses to the consultation can be made in writing or email.  Download the heating policy review document, the questions and accompanying letter at www.nihe.gov.uk/index/corporate/consultation.htm

 Additionally, a Rural Homes and People Draft Action Plan 2013-2015 has also been published with actions ‘designed to ensure that an equitable share of available resources is directed to rural areas’.  The NIHE intends to ‘undertake the actions listed by March 2015, subject of course to the necessary funding being available’.

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