Looking forward to our 2019 Fuel Poverty Conference

Energy Action is hosting its 8th annual Fuel Poverty Conference in Dublin on 21st October 2019 at the Croke Park Conference Centre. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr. Richard Bruton TD, will open the Conference.   The theme of this year’s conference is “ Together We Thrive” and looks at how collaboration […]

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€25 Million Housing Investment for Local Authority Homes

Minister Murphy announces allocation of funding of over €25 Million Housing Investment for Local Authority Homes.     Allocation of funding for 2019 which will see the upgrading of the energy efficiency of Local Authority homes at a cost of €25m.  Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government, Eoghan Murphy has today announced the allocation of over €25 […]

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Growing up unaware, we were living in fuel poverty

Attending a private school in Dublin has the association of being well off. Additionally, speaking with a southside accent, termed as posh by other kids, had its challenges growing up. At the age of 8 years old, my parents split up, leaving us in the family home in Dublin 18. A large flat-roofed 1960’s bungalow with […]

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Conference Checklist

Checklist for FPCon19 Conference Day

We thought it might be helpful for us to remind you of a few things before we open the doors of the Fuel Poverty Conference 2019 on Monday at Croke Park, Dublin. Bring a printed/digital version of your ticket – need to still buy it! FREE Car parking is available Need some help, on how to get there? […]

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Denis Naughten & Brian McSharry

Energy Action is working with major suppliers to help 400,000 households

Energy Action is working with major suppliers to help 400,000 households in Fuel Poverty get the best value when heating their homes Brian McSharry, CEO of Energy Action, said today that the Dublin based charity is liaising with Ireland’s major energy suppliers to help people in energy poverty obtain the best value from their limited […]

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EU Energy Poverty Observatory EPOV

What is EPOV and what does it mean to Fuel Poverty?

Energy Action has been advocating on behalf of people living in fuel poverty in Ireland for many years. More than 50 million households in the European Union are struggling to attain adequate warmth, pay their utility bills on time and live in homes free of damp and mould. Awareness of energy poverty is rising in Europe […]

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THAMESMEAD CONDENSATION, DAMP AND MOULD STRATEGY

A groundbreaking and award-winning programme targeting fuel poor homes in London. Peabody along with Peter Rickaby have devised and implemented a Condensation, Damp and Mould (CD&M) Strategy for the Thamesmead estate in south-east London Targeting 2000 homes. The evidence-based strategy is designed to manage CD&M systematically and focus on homes that will not be refurbished […]

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Older couple outdoors

Keeping Warm and Well – a home visit ‘can save a life’

Major Home Insulation Charity – Energy Action – welcomes Government announcement that Fuel Allowance will double for Cold Snap March 1st, 2018 Energy Action, the Dublin-based charity that insulates the homes of vulnerable people, has urged families and neighbours to check in on older people living nearby to ensure that they have sufficient heat and […]

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

It is difficult to believe that there are still people in Europe who have to choose between heating and eating during the winter. Fuel poverty is a specific type of deprivation wherein a household cannot afford to heat and power their home adequately. Despite the excellent work being undertaken across the island of Ireland, Fuel […]

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