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10 Recommendations to tackle the Energy Crisis in Northern Ireland
Post on 29th Mar 2022
Over the last number of months, NEA has experienced a significant rise in the number of households seeking emergency support. Unfortunately, we expect this trend to continue as we believe as many as 40% of households might now be struggling due to the spiralling energy costs. Ahead of the upcoming Assembly Election, NEA are calling on politicians to commit to tackling the Energy Crisis head on. Below, we outline our key asks which we believe will assist in easing the pressures on vulnerable households in Northern Ireland, both in the short and longer term.
NEA NI Response to the Department for the Economy’s Consultation on Heat Networks — building a market framework
Post on 13th Feb 2022
NEA welcome the opportunity to respond to the Department for Economy’s Consultation on ‘Heat Networks – Building a market framework’.
Supporting vulnerable energy customers this winter
Post on 26th Jan 2022
This policy briefing highlights the positive steps that can be taken now by the UK Government and energy regulator Ofgem to respond to the current energy crisis and support vulnerable energy customers this winter. It is hoped that this will prompt policy interventions in advance of Ofgem announcing in February the next revision to the energy price cap.
NEA briefing paper for the Communities Committee on Private Tenacies Bill
Post on 24th Jan 2022
The report details that there were 5,802 deaths in Northern Ireland in the 2019/20 winter period which is the third highest number of winter deaths in the last 10 years.
Adapting the price cap methodology for resilience in volatile markets: NEA response to Ofgem consultation
Post on 14th Jan 2022
NEA’s Response to the the Ofgem Statutory Consultation on short term changes to the price cap in April 2022.. NEA believes that the best option for fuel poor households is to “do nothing” and strongly disagrees with the proposals to allow suppliers to charge an exit fee for standard variable tariffs. NEA would support requiring suppliers to make all new tariffs available to existing customers.