New ONS statistics released today highlight the scale of the ‘Dead of Winter’

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Date: 27 November 2019 Contact: Sarah Wright, NEA. Sarah.wright@nea.org.uk / 0191 269 2942 (out of hours – 07884371913). New figures produced today [27th November] by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that 23,200 more people died in England and Wales during winter 2018-19 compared to the rest of the year. Despite figures dropping, charity… Read more »

Get involved in Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day will be held on Friday 29 November 2019. At NEA, we’ll be using the day to launch our Warm and Safe Homes Campaign, as well as highlight some of our key asks of a new Government ahead of the forthcoming General Election. As there’s currently a 7-way BBC election debate scheduled… Read more »

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 »

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