Northern Ireland is not unique in experiencing fuel poverty however it affects a much greater percentage of households here, compared to the rest of the UK*.
Its impacts are felt in a wide range of ways, on physical and mental health, household finances, the economy and ultimately on peoples quality of life. While we understand and embrace the fact that its causes are complex and its consequences are multiple, we are determined to show that it can be resolved with political will and through achievable actions.
The Fuel Poverty Coalition is here not just to raise the profile of fuel poverty in Northern Ireland but to work with those who have the responsibility and ability to make a real difference by tackling it and to promote the idea that when we work together we can create…
‘……..a society in which people live in a warm, comfortable home and need not worry about the effect of the cold on their health.’Warmer Healthier Homes 2011
Proportion of the population fuel poor (%)
- Northern Ireland; 21.5% — figures related to 2016, published by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, May 2018
- England; 10.4% — figures relate to 2016, published by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, June 2018
- Scotland; 26.5% — figures relate to 2016, published by the Scottish Government, December 2017
- Wales; 23% — figures are projected for 2016, published by the Welsh Government, 2016
Consultation Title: Energy Strategy: Call for Evidence Published: December 2019 Source: Department for the Economy Fuel Poverty Coalition (FPC) Northern Ireland Response: FPC Response to the DfE's Energy Strategy: Call for...read more
Consultation Title: Draft Forward Work Programme 2020-21 Published: December 2018 Source: Utility Regulator National Energy Action (NEA) NI Response: NEA NI response to the Utility Regulator Draft Forward Work Programme...read more
Consultation Title: The Consumer Council's Draft Forward Work Programme 2020-21 Published: December 2019 Source: The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland National Energy Action (NEA) NI Response: NEA NI response to The Consumer Council's Draft...read more