Decarbonisation of heat: advanced systems with heat pumps

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Since our last update the policy landscape has changed; BEIS has announced their consultation on the Future Support for Low Carbon Heat and the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is to be extended for a year until the end of March 2022, after which the Government plans to replace it with the Clean Heat Grant… Read more »

A day in the lockdown life

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NEA Cymru’s Gareth Thomas reflects on the first few weeks of providing training and advice in lockdown.

Helping vulnerable energy customers during lockdown

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Donna Senghore, NEA Project Support Officer, is usually the first point of contact for our Warm and Safe Homes Advice Service. She shares an insight into how Covid-19 is impacting our clients and the types of help we’re able to offer.

Delivering benefits advice in the Coronavirus crisis

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Benefits Advice Manager, Gail Harris, talks about the crucial role that benefit entitlement checks play in helping people in fuel poverty, and how we’re adapting to ensure people still get support during the Covid-19 crisis.

Decarbonisation of heat: Hybrid heat pumps

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In our first blog we covered the concept of heat pumps, why they’re needed to both decarbonise the UK’s heating and potentially reduce heating costs for households. Technical Project Development Coordinators Bryony Holroyd and Paul Rogers also covered which technologies could be best suited to differing situations. We mentioned previously that air-source heat pumps (ASHPs)… Read more »

New Head of NEA Wales Appointed

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Update from Adam Scorer, Chief Executive, NEA. I am delighted to announce that from May, Ben Saltmarsh will be taking up post as Head of NEA Cymru. As many of you will know, Ben is re-joining NEA having previously been our Development Manager in Wales. Ben will work with colleagues from across NEA to rebuild… Read more »

‘People Living in Water Poverty and Fuel Poverty’ – a year one

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Project Development Manager, Jess Cook reflects on the first year of NEA’s three-year work programme, ‘People Living in Water Poverty and Fuel Poverty’.  It’s hard to believe I joined NEA just over a year ago – I’m not really sure where that time has gone. It’s been a whirlwind of activity with some significant steps… Read more »

Protecting vulnerable energy customers during COVID-19 outbreak

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Blog by Peter Smith, NEA’s Director of Policy and Research Even before the recent COVID-19 virus outbreak, we knew that cold, damp and unhealthy homes cause unnecessary physical and mental harm and place a huge strain and additional costs on health services. Given the outbreak, it’s now even more crucial to help people keep warm… Read more »

Coronavirus / Covid-19 – Statement from our chief executive

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It is hard to watch committed professionals put the interests of others over their own while you set up your ‘home office’. Over coming months there will be even deeper, but still insufficient, reservoirs of respect and awe for those who will support the sick and vulnerable over the coming months. Earlier this week NEA… Read more »

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