Publications and Resources
April 2017 | Consultation response | NEA Northern Ireland | Utility Regulator
This report presents the results of a second phase of evaluation of the npower Fuel Bank™ scheme. While the pilot evaluation (phase one) examined the experience and impact of the scheme from the perspective of service users and service providers (food bank staff and volunteers), this report focuses solely on service users. Fieldwork took place between December 2016 and February 2017 and involved 172 service users.
The npower Fuel Bank™, launched as a pilot scheme in four areas 2015, was expanded into 10 new locations in spring 2016. Fuel banks are now available across Great Britain in 14 areas (12 in England and one in both Wales and Scotland).
April 2017 | NEA
Consultation | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | April 2017
NEA NI response to the Department for Communities Private Rented Sector in NI – Proposals for Change
March 2017 | Consultation response | NEA Northern Ireland | Department for Communities
The Connecting Homes for Health: Phase 1 Review has been prepared by NEA for Northern Gas Networks (NGN) with the intention of identifying a possible pathway for piloting revised and more inclusive criteria for connecting vulnerable households to the gas network. Such a pilot would go beyond currently eligibility criteria for the fuel poor network extension scheme (FPNES), and represents a voluntary and proactive move on the part of NGN.
The review finds that off-gas households are some of the most energy inefficient properties in the country, contributing significantly to domestic sector carbon emissions. They are also some of the most expensive to heat, meaning that a significant proportion of off-gas households are in fuel poverty. They are therefore more likely to experience colder indoor temperatures which, as the review shows, are a risk factor for respiratory and cardiovascular disease, mental ill health, and a range of other associated health conditions. A potential widening of FPNES criteria might therefore achieve additional health and environmental outcomes for households who are vulnerable and either in or on the edge of fuel poverty, but who fall outside the scope of current eligibility requirements.
March 2017 | NEA
Practical advice on saving energy and reducing fuel costs for homes off the mains gas grid.
March 2017 | NEA Cymru
Cyngor ymarferol ar arbed ynni a lleihau costau tanwydd i gartrefi heb fod ar y prif gyflewnad nwy
Mawrth 2017 | NEA Cymru
Briefing | 20 March 2017
Consultation | National Infrastructure Commission | March 2017
March 2017 | Consultation response | Ofgem