12th Apr 2013
Photo of the Majestic Hotel, Harrowgate
NEA Annual Conference

Fuel Poverty: Commitments, Connections and Communities

– Informing a new Fuel Poverty Strategy 

A CPD accredited conference

The NEA Annual Conference will take place in Harrogate from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 September 2013 sponsored by ScottishPower.

The programme is currently being developed so please register your interest with and a full programme will be forwarded very shortly. The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has been invited to give the Keynote Address

The Conference will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the Government’s anticipated announcement of a new definition of fuel poverty, the progress of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation and help inform a new Fuel Poverty Strategy, the consultation for which is expected around the time of Conference. It will focus on the commitment to tackling fuel poverty in the context of general poverty alleviation, welfare reform and energy justice and how tackling fuel poverty can deliver on other Government targets to address health inequalities and climate change and support economic growth. The conference will focus on making the connection between national policy and delivery at a local level and examine what more needs to be done to eradicate fuel poverty in communities across the UK.


The main conference sessions will focus on:

Commitment to eradicating fuel poverty – Whose problem is it and where are the solutions

Commitment to behaviour change 1 – The Big Energy Saving Network and getting the ECO message across

Commitment to behaviour change 2 – Demand reduction and new technologies

Delivering services in communities – breaking down the barriers to success

Commissioning healthy homes

Commitment to tackling fuel poverty in the context of general poverty alleviation, welfare reform and energy justice

Connecting with YOU the audience – what are the questions and where are the answers?

Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation – Commitment to tackling fuel poverty and shaping ECO2

As well as the main sessions there will be an Exhibition of products and services that offer some of the solutions to tackling fuel poverty. Please email Brian if you wish to book an exhibition stand. A series of Discussion Hubs on a range of topics and a Mastermind session will provide more interactive learning experiences. We have structured this year’s programme to allow more opportunity for interaction and to hear from YOU and what you consider are the challenges that lie ahead.

Who should attend?

The NEA Conference is the main UK conference solely focussed on tackling fuel poverty. It provides a unique opportunity to hear from experts, challenge their views, share best practice and help inform the new fuel poverty strategy the consultation for which is expected in the Autumn. All sectors involved in developing and policies and programmes to deliver on fuel poverty targets should attend including representatives from: Local Government and RSL’s; Central Government; The energy industry; Green Deal installer organisations; Health agencies; Voluntary and not for profit agencies at a national and local level.

We look forward to seeing you there.

View the programme and book your space at

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