The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition will be holding a conference at Corick House Hotel & Spa, Clogher, Co. Tyrone on Wednesday 28th February 2018.


Conference registration opens at 9:30am. Tea and coffee will be available. The opening remarks begin at 10:00am. The conference will close at 4:00pm.

Key discussions will include:

  • The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Landscape.

  • The decarbonisation agenda and what will this mean for NI. Who pays and how can we protect the fuel poor?

  • The Clean Growth Strategy

  • Making Energy Efficiency as an Infrastructure Priority in Northern Ireland.

  • The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland decarbonisation agendas.

Key speakers include:

  • Claire Thornhill, Frontier Economics

  • Martin Finucane, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

  • Adam Scorer, National Energy Action

  • Kevin Shiels, Utility Regulator

  • Peter Smith, National Energy Action

  • Carole-Morgan Jones, National Energy Action Cymru

  • Patrick Thompson, Energy Saving Trust

  • John French, The Consumer Council

  • Pat Austin, Chair; Fuel Poverty Coalition, National Energy Action NI

  • Political Panel; and

  • Representatives from Department for Communities and Scottish Government (tbc)

Who should attend?

  • Energy academics and researchers

  • Energy policy makers

  • Energy sector

  • Government departments / agencies

  • Health sector

  • Local government officers and elected

  • representatives

  • NGOs / Voluntary / Community sector

  • Regulatory authority

  • Renewable energy developers

The cost to attend this conference is free; however, spaces are limited so book to avoid disappointment.

The conference programme will be published in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to register, please complete a conference booking form and return to

Please return hard copy to: Stephanie Ward, NI Fuel Poverty Coalition, c/o NEA NI, 1 College House, Citylink Business Park, Albert Street, Belfast, BT12 4HQ.


A hot lunch will be provided; please note any dietary requirements in the booking form.