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Fuel Poverty in Northern Ireland

Research and Library Services, Northern Ireland Assembly Fuel poverty This paper provides a broad overview of fuel poverty in Northern Ireland examining issues such as the definition of fuel poverty, the causes and extent of fuel poverty and key fuel pove ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty: The Inter-Departmental Group's Fourth Annual Report 2009

Department for Social Development Fuel poverty The Inter-Departmental Group on Fuel Poverty (IDGFP) chaired by the Minister for Social Development, Margaret Ritchie MLA, was established as a means of ensuring effective co-ordination of policies and action ...

What's the Deal? Energy Suppliers Social Tariffs and Rebates

Consumer Focus Assessment of electricity and gas suppliers’ voluntary social tariffs and bill rebates for low-income consumers Consumer Focus asked Cornwall Energy to update its 2007 assessment of electricity and gas suppliers’ voluntary social tariffs an ...

Review of Suppliers' Approaches to Debt Management and Prevention

Ofgem and Consumer Focus Project looking at fuel poverty, debt and disconnection This review was carried out jointly with Consumer Focus, as part of a wider project looking at debt and disconnection. It follows a joint review of protection for vulnerable ...

Practical approaches to Tackling Fuel Poverty and Climate Change: An ESCo Approach

National Energy Action (NEA) Fuel poverty This report has been produced to highlight information around the implementation of Energy Service Companies (ESCos), in order to draw out lessons learned and good practice identified to stimulate interest in usin ...

Reverse the 'real brain drain' for our children, urges Director of Public Health

The second annual report of the Director of Public Health (DPH) for Northern Ireland was published today. This significant report highlights the many public health challenges that affect people in Northern Ireland. Dr Carolyn Harper, Director of Public He ...

Director of Public Health Annual Report 2010 and associated core tables 2009

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Health In Ireland: Key Trends 2010

13.3.2010 Health In Ireland: Key Trends 2010 Click here to download 2.03MB PDF Department of Health (Ireland) Summary statistics on health and health care This edition of Health in Ireland: Key Trends provides an overview of significant trends in health a ...

Preparing for a Changing Climate in Northern Ireland

Arkell, B., Darch, G., and McEntee, P. Examination of the ways in which Northern Ireland must prepare to meet both the opportunities and threats presented by the impacts of a changing climate The climate of Northern Ireland is already changing. Air temper ...

Proportionality of Social Tariffs and Rebates

Cornwall Energy Review of the current and proposed voluntary social tariffs and rebate offered by the Big Six suppliers of electricity and gas for fuel poor consumers Energywatch asked Cornwall Energy late in October 2007 to review the current and propose ...

Research into consumers' views on initiatives by energy suppliers to help disadvantaged and vulnerable customers

The Consumer Council and the Utility Regulator Perceptions and attitudes towards the services provided by gas and electricity suppliers in Northern Ireland This report presents the findings of research conducted among the general public and key stakeholde ...

Review of Fuel Poverty and Low Income Housing

Sustainable Energy Ireland Assessment of the level of fuel poverty in Ireland The overall purpose of this study is to present a situation review of fuel poverty and low-income housing and to assist Sustainable Energy Ireland in making the best use of reso ...

Social Portrait of Older People in Ireland

Fahey, T., et al. Facts and figures about older people in Ireland today, drawing on a range of statistical sources and studies. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) estimates that there were 461,000 people aged 65 or over in Ireland in April 2005. This is ...

Social Tariffs – A Solution to Fuel Poverty

Baker, W. The results of research undertaken by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and National Right to Fuel Campaign (NRFC) into the implications of fuel companies' social tariffs for fuel poverty policy This report outlines the results of res ...

State of the Environment Report

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Overall assessment of Ireland’s environment This fourth State of the Environment report evaluates the state of the environment across a number of themes including, climate change, water quality, air quality and emissi ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty and Impacts on Human Health: A Review of Recent Evidence.

Liddell, C., University of Ulster Health impacts of fuel poverty The health impacts of tackling fuel poverty were reviewed, drawing primarily on recently published studies from the UK, North America, and New Zealand. Although physical health effects on ad ...

The Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax in Ireland

Callan, T., Lyons, S., Scott, S., Tol, R. The effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Republic of Ireland The ESRI studies the effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Repu ...

The Dynamics of Bad Housing

Barnes, M., et al The impact of bad housing on the living standards of children Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and ...

The Raised Incidence of Winter Deaths: Occasional Paper No. 7

Bowie, N., & Jackson, G. Seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels This short paper presents selected information, mainly in graphical form, that illustrates seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels. In particular it focuses on measures ...

Understanding Electricity and Gas Prices in Ireland

Howley, M. and Ó Gallachóir, B. The first cycle of electricity and gas price data, July- December 2007 The report draws on the results of a new EU methodology for gathering energy price data that came into effect on January 1st, 2008. The focus of the rep ...