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NEA NI Response to the Utility Regulator’s Draft Forward Work Programme 2022-23
Post on 22nd Feb 2022
NEA welcome the opportunity to respond to the Utility Regulator’s Draft Forward Work Programme (FWP) 2022–2023.
NEA NI Response to the Department for the Economy’s Consultation on Heat Networks — building a market framework
Post on 13th Feb 2022
NEA welcome the opportunity to respond to the Department for Economy’s Consultation on ‘Heat Networks – Building a market framework’.
NEA briefing on Budget & Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) representations 2021
Post on 29th Sep 2021
Our Budget and CSR submissions recommend ways to support struggling households to keep warm this winter at a time when energy prices are increasing, incomes are reducing, and there are other financial pressures on households like rising inflation. It also recommends longer term actions to end fuel poverty through increased spending on energy efficiency and making the uplift to Universal Credit permanent.
NEA NI Response to the Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Call for Evidence and views on the Climate Change Bill
Post on 15th Jul 2021
NEA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs ‘Call for Evidence and views on the Climate Change Bill’. In principle NEA believe that Northern Ireland has a responsibility to contribute equitably to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to achieve the UK Net Zero targets.
NEA NI response to Department for the Economy’s Energy Strategy for Northern Ireland — Consultation on Policy Options
Post on 30th Jun 2021
For many households, the cost of energy has relatively little impact on how much energy is used in the home. However, for households living on a low income, energy usage makes up a significant portion of the household expenditure. Northern Ireland continues to have amongst the lowest levels of household income across the UK and the highest weekly household expenditure on energy of any UK region. Taken in conjunction with challenging economic conditions as well as the ongoing global pandemic, many families continue to face challenges with meeting their energy costs.
NEA NI response to the Department for the Economy’s Energy Strategy Call for Evidence
Post on 03rd Apr 2021
This strategy will impact upon every energy commodity in Northern Ireland from power station, to building, to vehicle. However, as a fuel poverty and energy efficiency campaigning charity, NEA NI will be specifically focussing on the key considerations for domestic housing stock and low-income householders.
NEA NI response to the Northern Ireland Executive Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework Consultation Document
Post on 22nd Mar 2021
Urgent action is needed to improve health outcomes and support the most vulnerable people who are at most risk of needless death and morbidity. Public Health England (PHE) recently warned there is a clear overlap between cold homes and Covid-19 and it is more important than ever that the most vulnerable members of society can afford to live in a warm, safe home.
NEA NI response to the Consumer Council’s Draft Corporate Plan 2021-24
Post on 26th Feb 2021
The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (CCNI) plays a fundamental role in providing vital information, advice and advocacy for all consumers in Northern Ireland, with a focus on vulnerable consumers. This work has great importance for NEA and many organisations throughout Northern Ireland, both strategically and operationally, and we welcome the opportunity to respond to this Draft Corporate Plan 2021–2022.
NEA NI response to the Department for the Economy’s Electricity Directive Consultation
Post on 16th Oct 2020
While we understand that, at present, the key focus for the Department is to ensure that the Single Electricity Market (SEM) is maintained and fully operational after the implementation period. We also note that issues such as retail, consumer vulnerability and fuel poverty issues are an integral part of the Electricity Directive and Clean Energy Package as a whole and the translation of these issues have been paused and are to be considered under the new energy strategy.