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Welcome. (Amber Energy Suite)

  • Carole Morgan-Jones, Director, NEA Cymru
  • Gareth Wood, Director of Customer Service Operations, SSE
Setting the Scene. Introduced by Ben Saltmarsh, Development Manager, NEA Cymru

Followed by Q & A.

Ministerial Address

  • Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs
Developing a new fuel poverty plan for Wales

This session will examine the experiences of Scotland and England in developing their new fuel poverty strategies and also consider the different definitions used across the UK.  What can Wales learn from their experiences?  Is it leading to better targeting of resources and schemes?  Delegates will also have an opportunity to find out more about the timeframe for the new strategy, as well as input their views on what should be in the strategy via a roundtable discussion.

Followed by facilitated round-tables.

Exploring the changes in energy policy: Will they deliver fairer outcomes for the most vulnerable in Wales?

This panel session will consider new initiatives to protect vulnerable customers such as the price cap and Ofgem’s refreshed Consumer Vulnerability Strategy.  Are the regulator and energy companies doing enough to protect Welsh consumers both now and in the future?

Followed by Q & A.

Tackling climate change and fuel poverty: Easy bedfellows?

The UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy has set out proposals for how the UK will move towards a cleaner low carbon future as well as delivering on its statutory fuel poverty targets. In Wales the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 sets out the approach to help Wales reduce its carbon emissions and the Welsh Government has consulted on its plans for achieving a low carbon pathway by 2030.

This panel session will explore the implications for those on low incomes in Wales, the challenges and opportunities.  How can we decarbonise and reduce energy inequality.  How will the poorest be affected? How are we going to decarbonise and where is the money coming from?

Followed by Q & A.

Question Time: Putting fuel poverty at the heart of the agenda in Wales

  • Chair: Cathy Owens, Director, Deryn Public Affairs Agency
  • Mark Isherwood AM, Welsh Conservatives
  • Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru
  • Val Billingham, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Age Cymru
  • Councillor Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council
  • David Bolton, Assets Investment Manager, Valleys to Coast Housing Association

Followed by Q & A

Published on 21-02-2019
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