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Review of the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme and energy efficiency provision
Review of the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme and energy efficiency provision
Post on 17th Feb 2020
Based on the 2016 House Condition Survey (HCS), Northern Ireland has a rate of fuel poverty at 22%. It is also estimated that there are approximately 43,800 households in extreme fuel poverty which means they need to spend over 15% of their total income to heat their homes. Additionally, one in five households in Northern Ireland are living in relative poverty and 19% of working age adults in the private rented sector spend more than a third of their income on housing.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Discussion Paper, Fuel Poverty, Heating oil
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NEA response to Citizens Advice Draft Consumer Work Plan 2020-21
NEA response to Citizens Advice Draft Consumer Work Plan 2020-21
Post on 17th Jan 2020
Over the last year, NEA has worked alongside Citizens Advice on a number of issues in order to facilitate better outcomes for fuel poor and vulnerable households in the energy market.
Nation / Region: England , Wales
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Consumer Protection
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NEA response to Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme 2020/22 Consultation
NEA response to Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme 2020/22 Consultation
Post on 17th Jan 2020
Over the last year, NEA, alongside other consumer groups, worked with Ofgem to secure some key improvements in the treatment of domestic customers. In particular, we worked to ensure that low income and vulnerable customers had adequate protections in gas and electricity markets.
Nation / Region: England , Wales
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Ofgem
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NEA response to The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings
NEA response to The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings
Post on 17th Jan 2020
As we move towards decarbonising the whole economy, a crucial element of reducing emissions are homes. Currently existing homes are improved via the Energy Company Obligation (the only GB wide home energy efficiency programme), the Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (PRS MEES) and social housing standards under the Decent Homes Standard.
Nation / Region: England
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Housing, Housing Standards
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NEA NI Response to the Consumer Council’s draft forward work programme for the final year of the corporate strategy 2016-2021
NEA NI Response to the Consumer Council’s draft forward work programme for the final year of the corporate strategy 2016-2021
Post on 17th Jan 2020
NEA Northern Ireland has made some comments around the objectives in the draft Forward Work Programme and believe that the projects identified in the document are the right ones and have no queries regarding same. We have made some suggestions, which we hope are helpful on priority projects, which we feel may enhance the Forward Work Programme 2020–21.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Consumer Protection
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NEA response to Delivering a Smart System: Consultation on a Smart Meter Policy Framework post 2020
NEA response to Delivering a Smart System: Consultation on a Smart Meter Policy Framework post 2020
Post on 18th Nov 2019
NEA has a long-standing interest in smart meters and their roll-out in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, particularly with regard to their impact on vulnerable consumers. NEA believes that smart metering has the potential to provide real benefits for vulnerable and low-income householders, but only if these individuals are effectively engaged and supported throughout their smart meter journey.
Nation / Region: England , Wales
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Smart Meters
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Climate Change Environment and Rural Affairs Committee: Inquiry into fuel poverty
Climate Change Environment and Rural Affairs Committee: Inquiry into fuel poverty
Post on 18th Nov 2019
NEA Cymru welcomes the opportunity to respond to the committees inquiry in to fuel poverty and would like to thank the Committee for focusing on this important issue.
Nation / Region: Wales
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Fuel Poverty
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NEA response to Defra’s consultation on reducing personal water use
NEA response to Defra’s consultation on reducing personal water use
Post on 02nd Oct 2019
NEA has championed the need for the breadth of the energy industry to help fund and facilitate energy efficiency improvements. In particular, we believe obligated energy suppliers must uphold their ECO obligations and when delivering this vital assistance (either themselves or via their contractors), treat their customers fairly and respond to the enhanced needs of those in vulnerable situations.
Nation / Region: England
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Defra, Water, Water Poverty
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NEA response to Ofgem’s consultation “Proposals to improve outcomes for consumers who experience self-disconnection and self-rationing”
NEA response to Ofgem’s consultation “Proposals to improve outcomes for consumers who experience self-disconnection and self-rationing”
Post on 22nd Sep 2019
The proposals made in this consultation will undoubtedly have a material affect on the number of customers that self-disconnect and self-ration. They are broadly in line with a number of suggestions that NEA made within our response to the preceding “Prepayment Self-Disconnection and Self-Rationing: A Call for Evidence”.
Nation / Region: England , Wales
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Fuel Debt, Ofgem
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