The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition held a major conference at Corick Country House Hotel, Clogher, Co. Tyrone on Wednesday 28th February 2018. The agenda included the Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Landscape, the decarbonisation agenda, and making energy efficiency an infrastructure priority.
Speakers from across the UK & Ireland, including a political panel provided presentations and discussions on the future of energy in Northern Ireland.
The conference programme can be downloaded here, and the presentations delivered by speakers on the day can be downloaded via the links below.
Chaired by Pat Austin, Chair of the Fuel Poverty Coalition and Director of National Energy Action NI; the panel discussed Affordable Warmth, the Clean Growth Strategy and the need for an action plan for a comprehensive buildings energy infrastructure programme.
This panel was also Chaired by Pat Austin, Chair of the Fuel Poverty Coalition and Director of National Energy Action NI. The speakers provided presentations on the Role of Regulation and Poverty in Northern Ireland.
≥ Angela Gracey-Roger, Project Coordinator, NEA NI – presented an NEA Case Study.
This case study highlights the importance of partnership working and through this, the help that NEA NI’s Northern Exposure Project can provide to householders living in Fuel Poverty. It is also significant in showcasing what the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP) can deliver to assisting householders in fuel poverty and filling in gaps from other Fuel Poverty programmes. Please click the following link to read Elizabeth’s Story.
This session heard from representatives throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland on their respective responses to making energy efficiency an infrastructure priority. The panel was chaired by Nigel Brady, Director, Bryson Energy.
The political panel outlined their position with regards to tackling fuel poverty. The panel was Chaired by David Crothers, Advisor to NEA and included:
≥ Tanya Jones, Deputy Leader, Green Party
≥ Councillor Howard Thornton, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
≥ Francie Molloy MP, Sinn Féin
≥ Shaun Harkin, People Before Profit