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NEA NI Newsletter — October 2020
NEA NI Newsletter — October 2020
Post on 16th Oct 2020
This newsletter is sponsored by the Public Health Agency through our Northern Exposure project. It will provide you with current programmes of work aimed at providing advice or support to householders as well as up to date fuel poverty policy information.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Content Type:News
Advice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty, News, Northern Ireland, Policy
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NEA NI response to the Department for the Economy’s Electricity Directive Consultation
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.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Electricity, Policy
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UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2019-20
UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2019-20
Date (DD/MM/YYYY):29/01/2020
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This year’s UK Fuel Poverty Monitor (UKFPM) reviews the events that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they have impacted vulnerable energy consumers and the organisations that look to support them, cataloguing the response to this challenge from these organisations. It concludes with an investigation of the policies, strategies and other key actions that are urgently needed to address the impact of the pandemic this winter and beyond.
Nation / Region: England , Northern Ireland , Scotland , Wales
Content Type:Publications
Fuel Poverty, Impacts
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NEA NI response to the North West Regional Energy Strategy Consultation
NEA NI response to the North West Regional Energy Strategy Consultation
Post on 30th Jun 2020
Improved insulation and heating standards are seen as the most rational and sustainable means of mitigating heating price increases and ensuring affordable warmth. While we must decarbonise our energy system, we must also ensure that the needs of those on lower incomes and experiencing fuel poverty should be protected. We commend both Councils for designing and developing this strategy and have also made some comments to the questions posed in the consultation.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Decarbonisation, Energy, Policy
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The Gathering Storm: Utility debt and COVID-19
The Gathering Storm: Utility debt and COVID-19
Post on 19th Jun 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has already had a significant impact on household finances, especially those that already struggle with the costs of essential services. But there is a bigger gathering storm. Existing debt issues within the water and energy sectors are being badly exacerbated by the current crisis, and whilst welcome, current provision is not adequate to deal with the scale of these challenges.
Nation / Region: England , Northern Ireland , Wales
Content Type:Publications
COVID-19, Energy Costs, Energy Markets, Fuel Debt, Policy & Research
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Addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable energy customers
Addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable energy customers
Post on 02nd Apr 2020
NEA appreciates that many energy suppliers and their staff will be working tirelessly to provide appropriate support and services for customers in vulnerable circumstances during the COVID-19 outbreak. NEA has also been capturing its own staff’s feedback on the early impacts COVID-19 is having on vulnerable customers’ access to support. The findings provide a snapshot of some emerging trends.
Nation / Region: England , Northern Ireland , Wales
Content Type:Publications
COVID-19, Policy & Research
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NEA NI Newsletter — March 2020
NEA NI Newsletter — March 2020
Post on 30th Mar 2020
This newsletter is sponsored by the Public Health Agency through our Northern Exposure project. It will provide you with current programmes of work aimed at providing advice or support to householders as well as up to date fuel poverty policy information.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Content Type:News
Advice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Fuel Poverty, News, Northern Ireland, Policy
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NEA NI response to Utility Regulator draft forward work programme 2020-2021
NEA NI response to Utility Regulator draft forward work programme 2020-2021
Post on 17th Feb 2020
NEA works closely with the Utility Regulator across many aspects of work, but especially in relation to consumers and policy development, also with the view to empowering consumers and communities. We have made some comments around the objectives in the draft Forward Work Programme and have made some suggestions, which we hope are helpful on priority projects, which we believe may enhance the Forward Work Programme 2020–21.
Nation / Region: Northern Ireland
Content Type:Publications
Consultation, Electricity, Gas, Water
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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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