Policy and practice can't always wait on achieving scientific certainty. Quick, pragmatic solutions are sometimes needed at earlier stages. However, NEA believes that as far as practicable, policy recommendations and practice should be evidence-based.
The aims of the research team at NEA include the developing our understanding of the changing patterns of fuel poverty, its causes and consequences. We also aim to uncover and further understand the circumstances and processes which lead households to be exposed either to cold and damp homes or the achievement of a warm and dry home at the expense of other resources necessary for health and well-being. Leading on and participating in the evaluation of internal and external programmes or projects we aim to promote domestic energy efficiency and warmer homes. The research team as part of the Policy, research and information section contribute to the development of effective policy and practice in promoting domestic energy efficiency and reducing fuel poverty through interpretation and dissemination of research findings.
Comment from NEA, the national fuel poverty charity on The Green Deal: watching brief report, published today by the Energy and Climate Change Committee.
Today’s announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that it will be providing £900,000 in 2013/14 to fund the creation of the ‘Big Energy Saving Network’ as part of the Government’s response to the discussion document ‘ensuring a better deal for energy consumers’ is welcomed by the UK fuel poverty charity, NEA.
NEA, the national fuel poverty charity is urging the Government to implement a coherent, efficient and adequately resourced strategy to tackle the problems faced by those unable to heat their homes affordably, despite an apparent drop in the number of fuel poor households.
NEA and MHNE have been working in partnership on the Warm Minds project, increasing the awareness of practitioners and service users of the effects that a cold home can have on mental health. Continue reading...
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As temperatures plummet, fuel poverty charity NEA is urging the Government to step back from ending insulation and heating grants for vulnerable people struggling to afford their energy bills.