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Energy Markets and Vulnerability
Post on 23rd Sep 2020
We work extensively with the industry, Ofgem, Ofwat and the Utility Regulator in Northern Ireland to ensure that the energy market works for fuel-poor households. Our campaigning has helped secure key improvements.
Content Type: Article
NEA NI response to the North West Regional Energy Strategy Consultation
Post on 30th Jun 2020
Improved insulation and heating standards are seen as the most rational and sustainable means of mitigating heating price increases and ensuring affordable warmth. While we must decarbonise our energy system, we must also ensure that the needs of those on lower incomes and experiencing fuel poverty should be protected. We commend both Councils for designing and developing this strategy and have also made some comments to the questions posed in the consultation.
Social Tariffs in Water: The Impact of COVID-19
Post on 27th Jun 2020
In the first few months of 2020, the world watched a global pandemic unfold. Countries around the world were imposing strict nationwide lock-downs, with economies basically shutting down to control the spread of the virus. The turning point for the UK came on 23rd March when Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation.
NEA NI Newsletter — March 2020
Post on 30th Mar 2020
This newsletter is sponsored by the Public Health Agency through our Northern Exposure project. It will provide you with current programmes of work aimed at providing advice or support to householders as well as up to date fuel poverty policy information.
Content Type: News
NEA NI response to the Utility Regulator’s Draft Forward Work Programme 2020-2021
Post on 17th Feb 2020
NEA NI works closely with the Utility Regulator across many aspects of work, but especially in relation to consumers and policy development, also with the view to empowering consumers and communities. We have made some comments around the objectives in the draft Forward Work Programme and have made some suggestions, which we hope are helpful on priority projects, which we believe may enhance the Forward Work Programme 2020–21.
NEA NI response to the Consumer Council’s Draft Forward Work Programme for the final year of the Corporate Strategy 2016-2021
Post on 17th Jan 2020
NEA Northern Ireland has made some comments around the objectives in the draft Forward Work Programme and believe that the projects identified in the document are the right ones and have no queries regarding same. We have made some suggestions, which we hope are helpful on priority projects, which we feel may enhance the Forward Work Programme 2020–21.
NEA response to UK Government consultation on the Fuel Poverty Strategy for England
Post on 22nd Sep 2019
NEA believes the most pressing issue to address is a lack of adequate resource to meet the statutory energy efficiency fuel poverty requirements in England.
Nation / Region: England
NEA NI response to the Utility Regulator price control for firmus energy (Supply) Ltd 2020-2022
Post on 17th Jul 2019
NEA has supported the Regulator’s work to protect more low income and vulnerable customers from unexpected price rises. The efficiency and cost effectiveness of gas distribution networks play a key role in tackling fuel poverty levels and we need to redouble our efforts to move as many households as possible who are reliant on home heating oil to cleaner, greener natural gas. This also provides low income households with a more flexible and affordable monthly or pay as you go option.
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