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26 June 2018
Launch of NEA NI’s New Fuel Poverty Action Guide

NEA Northern Ireland produce new fuel poverty resource for Politicians and frontline workers… read more

 

 

31 May 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Fuel poverty figures slashed to 22%

National Energy Action Northern Ireland (NEA NI), the leading fuel poverty charity in Northern Ireland, welcomes the long awaited results from the 2016 House Condition Survey (HCS), which has indicated that fuel poverty has decreased in Northern Ireland… read more

 

 

27 July 2017
UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2016-2017

National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) released a new report this month which estimates over 9,600 frail and vulnerable people across the UK are at risk of dying throughout the coming winter months due to cold homes; 80 people per day.  NEA and EAS are calling on all four nations’ governments to hold an urgent summit to agree where new resources can be found to stop tragic winter deaths… read more

 

 

27 July 2017
BREAKING NEWS: The Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP) is extended to March 2019!

The Utility Regulator has recently confirmed that the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP) will be extended for a further year until March 2019… read more

 

 

1 December 2015
Campaign to end fuel poverty in NI identifies new risk group: Alzheimers and Dementia sufferers

‘People with Alzheimers and other dementias are much more likely to die in winter than at other times of the year’.  That was the message from Ulster University at today’s ‘Manifesto for Warmth’ conference organised by the NI Fuel Poverty Coalition… read more

 

 

12 November 2015
Conference aims to keep focus on fuel poverty

The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition today launched its ‘Manifesto for Warmth’ conference to reflect on the progress of current fuel poverty initiatives and look at next steps prior to next year’s Assembly elections… read more

 

 

26 June 2015
BREAKING NEWS: The Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP) to be extended for 1 year!

The Utility Regulator today published its decision paper on the future of the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP) following a public consultation which closed on 11 May 2015… read more

 

 

23 September 2014
The Morris Report launched to delegates at Fuel Poverty Coalition event

As part of ongoing efforts to tackle fuel poverty, which affects 42% of the population in Northern Ireland, Bryson Energy, the University of Ulster and the Oak Foundation commissioned research into the benefits and implications of removing old inefficient oil heating systems across Northern Ireland… read more

 

 

7 November 2012
Fuel Poverty Coalition welcomes reduction in fuel poverty levels and calls for increased engagement with government

The Fuel Poverty Coalition (FPC) welcomes the announcement of a slight reduction in fuel poverty in Northern Ireland from the Department of Social Development…read more

 

 

15 December 2011
Fuel Poverty Coalition launches petition

The Fuel Poverty Coalition has today launched a petition calling on the NI Executive to use the final Programme for Government 2011-2015 to tackle fuel poverty in a comprehensive and sustained way… read more

 

 

8 December 2011
Fuel Poverty Coalition welcomes fuel allowance initiative

The Fuel Poverty Coalition has welcomed today’s announcement by the Office Of the First Minister and deputy First Minister that £23 million will be paid to those most in need.  However, the Fuel Poverty Coalition is calling on the NI Executive to develop long term solutions that will permanently remove households out of fuel poverty… read more

 

 

7 December 2011
Cold cruel cuts for older people this winter

Despite numerous campaigns from a range of organisations including the Fuel Poverty Coalition, Winter Fuel Payments have been slashed by £50 or £100, depending on the household. This is taking place following two of the coldest winters on record and at a time when energy costs have never been higher… read more

 

 

19 October 2011
Urgent action needed in light of rising energy bills

The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition has today responded to a UK independent review of fuel poverty. It says the review leaves no doubt as to the breadth and depth of the problem which is engulfing many of the UK’s most vulnerable households… read more

 

 

26 September 2011
Fuel Poverty Coalition continues to tackle fuel poverty in Northern Ireland

The Fuel Poverty Coalition held a special event on Friday, 23 September 2011 in Derry City’s Millennium Forum to examine and discuss practical solutions to the fuel poverty crisis affecting a growing number of households in Northern Ireland… read more

 

 

7 September 2011
Fuel Poverty Coalition concerned at Department for Social Development’s new calculation of fuel poverty figures

The Fuel Poverty Coalition (FPC) has reacted with considerable concern at today’s press statement issued by the Department for Social Development (DSD), which presents a new ‘calculation’ putting Northern Ireland’s fuel poverty levels at 13 per cent… read more

 

 

24 August 2011
Power NI’s latest price makes it even more difficult for households to meet their energy needs

The announcement today by Power NI’s that their electricity prices are to rise from the 1st October will make it even more difficult for households in Northern Ireland to meet their heating and energy needs… read more