Understanding CO risk in households vulnerable to fuel poverty

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This research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17 NEA collected data from 349 households, targeting those on low incomes and with a range of vulnerabilities. The main… Read more »

UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2016-17

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National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) are national charities working to end fuel poverty and the illness caused by cold homes across the United Kingdom. NEA and EAS are grateful for the support of the organisations that responded to our call for evidence or more generally assisted us in the production of this year’s report…. Read more »

UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2015-16

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NEA and Energy Action Scotland have produced the annual UK Fuel Poverty Monitor (UKFPM) report since 2002 to review fuel poverty policies in the four UK nations, and provide an opportunity to identify cross-nation learning to inform policy makers and practitioners. This year’s report reviews progress on the previous recommendations that have been made since… Read more »

Evaluation of the Npower Fuel Bank™ (pilot phase)

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During 2014-15 NEA worked in partnership with npower, the Trussell Trust and individual food bank providers in the pilot areas of County Durham, Gloucester, Kingston and the Wirral to develop the npower Fuel Bank™ scheme. The npower Fuel Bank is an innovative and novel approach to supporting households in energy crisis and is targeted at… Read more »

Making a House a Home: Providing affordable warmth solutions for children and families living in fuel poverty

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NEA and The Children’s Society were commissioned by National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions to undertake an evaluation study into the lived reality of fuel poverty, its effects and the unintended consequences that arise from the coping tactics deployed by families living in a cold home. Crucially, the research explored what happens when there is an… Read more »

Supporting local energy efficiency as an alternative to network reinforcement

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Fuel poverty is a major social issue in the UK, because of the amount of people affected, and of the way it affects people. This report investigates the potential for electricity network operators to make a direct contribution to preventing fuel poverty, by investing in domestic energy efficiency improvements. June 2015

Developing a social energy target in Europe

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Proposals for bridging the ‘energy divide’ and putting low-income households at the heart of Europe’s energy future. October 2014 | NEA | Green Group in Europe

Smart for all: Consumer experience of smart meters (full report)

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NEA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Energy and Climate Change in funding this research. In addition, NEA would like to thank British Gas and E.ON for working with NEA and allowing the research team access to their smart meter customers to invite their participation. Lastly, NEA thanks the households that took part… Read more »

 
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