Heat Heroes applications are now open!

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NEA is working with SGN, Cadent, Northern Gas Networks and Wales and West Utilities to deliver the Heat Heroes awards, which will recognise the effort and impact of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to tackling fuel poverty. Nominations are open to people working for any type of organisation based in England, Wales and… Read more »

Leaving Nobody Behind

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Since 2013, Ofgem has been working to deliver its Consumer Vulnerability Strategy to ‘identify and tackle consumer vulnerabilities’ in the energy market. This has come with a number of successes. They have almost eradicated disconnections for debt, returned credit balance, created a new vulnerability principle licence condition and restricted charges for forced prepayment meter installations…. Read more »

Evidence mounts of looming gap to meet both fuel poverty and climate targets

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By Matt Copeland, Policy Manager Today the Government have updated energy and emissions projections for greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand from 2018 to 2035. Unfortunately, the new analysis shows the legally binding fifth carbon budget could be missed by 10%. Figure 2.3 from “Updated Energy and Emissions Projections 2018” Many organisations have recently highlighted… Read more »

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

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NEA believes everybody in the UK should be able to live in a warm and safe home. This may be self-indulgent but after over 35 years having a decent go at it, it’s pretty disheartening when thousands of people still die or get sick needlessly because they don’t. In total, across then UK last winter… Read more »

Fact Checker –Annual Fuel Poverty Debate 2018

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Last week, Parliament held its annual fuel poverty debate, where MPs got the chance to talk about the effects of fuel poverty on their constituents, government policy in general and what they would do to help end fuel poverty. A number of topics were discussed in the debate: MPs raised issues surrounding: Excess winter deaths… Read more »

Warm Zones CIC goes into Administration

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For immediate release It is with deep regret that the Board of Warm Zones cic (WZ), the wholly owned subsidiary of NEA, has today put the company into Administration. Warm Zones has been a key player in the energy efficiency world for many years. However, recent market conditions have been harsh and WZ is not… Read more »

1 million vulnerable customers could be worse off under new energy price cap

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The Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee has commented on Ofgem’s announcement yesterday on the final level of the energy price cap and written to the Business Secretary over concerns that up to 1 million vulnerable customers may lose out. @RachelReevesMP letter to Greg Clark expressed her concern over the implementation of the… Read more »

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