NEA
Policy and Research

NEA’s policy and research work raises awareness of the impacts of fuel poverty and develops solutions to make energy costs more affordable.

Our work is focused on four priority areas:

  • energy markets and vulnerability
  • energy efficient housing
  • improving health, and
  • technology and innovation

We work closely across the nations and with our sister charity Energy Action Scotland.

Learn more about our recent or ongoing work below.

You can also find our latest consultation responses and past research in Publications & Resources.

For more information about our work contact Helen Stockton, Research Manager or Michael Hamer, Technical Development Manager.

Priorities and Impacts
Post on 06th Oct 2020
Policy and practice should be evidence-based. Our social and technical research advances the existing body of knowledge on fuel poverty, domestic energy issues and assesses the impacts of interventions. Our advocacy work ensures that the needs of people in fuel poverty are recognised and addressed by Government, the industry, and regulatory bodies.
Nation / Region: England , Northern Ireland , Wales
Content Type:Research and Policy
Energy Efficiency
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Work with Us
Post on 06th Oct 2020
Our research and policy teams have over 25 years’ combined experience of developing expert into fuel poverty, energy efficiency and related fields. Find out more about how we can support your work.
Nation / Region: England , Northern Ireland , Wales
Content Type:Research and Policy
Energy Efficiency
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Technical Solutions to Fuel Poverty
Post on 06th Oct 2020
NEA work with a range of clients, including local authorities, housing associations, network operators and manufacturers to understand how technology and innovation within the energy sector can help improve the lives of those living in fuel poverty.
Nation / Region: England , Northern Ireland , Wales
Content Type:Research and Policy
Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty, Smart Meters
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Water Poverty
Post on 05th Oct 2020
NEA is proud to be working with Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) on an innovative programme which aims to eradicate water poverty by 2030.
Nation / Region: England
Content Type:Research and Policy
Water Poverty
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UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2019-2020
Post on 18th Sep 2020
National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) are the UK’s national charities aiming to end fuel poverty. For close to two decades, we have published a yearly investigative report on progress to eliminate fuel poverty across the UK and within each of the four UK nations: the UK Fuel Poverty Monitor.
Nation / Region: England , Scotland , Wales
Content Type:Research and Policy
Fuel Poverty, Research
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Warm Homes Fund Evaluation
Post on 03rd Aug 2020
The Warm Homes Fund was set up by National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions and is one of the largest fuel poverty programmes representing private sector investment of £150m.
Nation / Region: England , Wales
Content Type:Research and Policy
Cold Homes, Energy Costs, Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty, Research
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Connecting Homes for Health
Post on 01st Jul 2020
Connecting Homes for Health pilot project combined funding to install free gas connections and central heating systems in over 100 properties in the North East of England whose residents were on low incomes and at risk of cold-related ill health.
Nation / Region: England , North East
Content Type:Research and Policy
Cold Homes, Fuel Poverty, Fuel Poverty Strategy, Off-grid, Research
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