The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition held a major fuel poverty conference at the Dunadry Hotel and Country Club on Tuesday 1st December 2015.
The conference seen speakers from across the United Kingdom discussing themes on Regulation, Effective Competition and Choice, Resourcing and Policy and the Health.  The overall aim of the conference was to consider the key asks for the Fuel Poverty Coalition’s Manifesto for Warmth.  A copy of the conference programme can be downloaded here.
Presentations delivered by speakers on the day can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant links below. 
 
Keynote Address:

≥  Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive, Utility Regulator

Session One: Regulation, Effective Competition and Choice

 

≥  Aodhan O’Donnell, Power to Switch

  Jamie Delargy

  Stephen Kelly, Chief Executive, Manufacturing NI

Session Two: Resourcing and Policy

 

  Martin McDermott, Head of Fuel Poverty Team, Department for Social Development

  Norrie Kerr, Director, Energy Action Scotland

  Stuart Wightman, Head of Energy Efficiency Branch, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment

  Georgina Grieve, General Manager, Homeseal Northern Ireland

Session Three: Health (Consequences)

 

  Dr. Naresh Chada, Senior Medical Officer, Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety

  Phillip Morris, Senior Development Manager, Centre for Sustainable Energy

  Colette Rogers, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager, Public Health Agency

  Barbara Gray, Research Portfolio Manager, Bryson Energy/Ulster University

 

The conference closed with a Question Time panel which included the political representatives from each of the parties below:
 
 ≥  Councillor David Armitage, Alliance Party

≥  Alderman Christopher Stalford, Democratic Unionist Party

≥  Councillor Ross Brown, Green Party NI

≥  Basil McCrea MLA, NI21

≥  Councillor Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit

 ≥  Councillor Billy Hutchinson, Progressive Unionist Party

≥  Mickey Brady MP, Sinn Féin

≥  Councillor Brian Heading, Social, Democratic and Labour Party

≥  Councillor Stephen Nicholl, Ulster Unionist Party

 

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