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 »

Accentuate the positive, but eliminate the negative first

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Ofgem yesterday set out the details of the upcoming Default Tariff cap on domestic energy bills. Ofgem have said that the new price protections from increasing prices could save 11 million customers on Default Tariffs on average £75, and up to £120, per year, a total of around £1bn per annum. The majority of these… Read more »

Energy Impact Award 2018 – meet the winners

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Following a competitive application process, NEA and British Gas have selected the three successful Energy Impact Award winners for 2018. The Energy Impact Awards recognise innovation and best practice amongst agencies running projects that focus on tackling fuel poverty by benefiting vulnerable people in their local area. This year, each project will be provided with… Read more »

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire

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The central piece of work in order to achieve this was the creation of a first-of-its-kind ‘single point of contact’ as recommended by NICE Guidelines (‘Excess Winter Deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes’) and in alignment with the county-wide winter health strategy (‘Seasonal Winter Health Strategy 2015 – 2020’) of… Read more »

Wandsworth fuelbank – Fuelbanks and Families

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The project aimed to tackle the issue of fuel poverty amongst low-income families, by providing both immediate solutions and longer-term support. When testing the feasibility fuelbanks and families worked closely with Wandsworth Foodbank, which highlighted two things: Firstly, how many families with dependent children were increasingly in crisis and coming forward for help, and also… Read more »

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