AgilityEco presents its three proposals to help the vulnerable and end fuel poverty by 2030

AgilityEco launches its fuel poverty manifesto From Obligation to Opportunity at the NEA Conference 16-18th September, 2019 in Sheffield

NEA Conference Sheffield, 17th September 2019 – AgilityEco has today launched a new manifesto to end fuel poverty by 2030.  Delivering 2030: From Obligation to Opportunity calls on Government to develop and implement new public policy and innovative strategies to meet the 2030 target of ending fuel poverty, as well as commit to continuing and increasing funding to deliver this target.

Announcing three key proposals at today’s National Energy Action (NEA) Conference, AgilityEco’s CEO Gearoid Lane sets out its propositions for more money (to be better spent), smarter local partnering and help for ALL vulnerable customers. During his speech, Mr Lane highlighted the importance of strong partnerships to enable the delivery of support to fuel poor households:

So much of the fuel poverty work we do at AgilityEco is achieved through partnerships, with strong local authority leadership at their heart. If we deal with energy efficiency and vulnerability together we achieve much better outcomes and if we work together to get the right infrastructure in place, we can support fuel poor households, in their own homes, recognising their particular issues and bringing all the relevant partners together.”

AgilityEco’s manifesto From Obligation to Opportunity presents compelling evidence that its unique approach in tackling fuel poverty by integrating support for vulnerable customers with energy efficiency retrofit can bring many advantages over conventional “lead generation”. These include:

  • Less money spent on lead generation, more on high-quality outreach
  • Everyone gets some help, not just 1 in 10
  • Support is matched to customer needs
  • Local authorities are re-engaging after disappointments in past
  • Strong local partnerships are emerging.

Mr Lane reiterated: “It’s absolutely key to have integrated programmes that allow delivery of support for vulnerable customers as well as energy efficiency retrofit.”

High-level summary of AgilityEco’s three proposals to end fuel poverty by 2030:

1. More Money, Better Spent

Recognise the need for more funding to deliver 2030 targets, and greater efficiency through data sharing

2. Smarter Local Partnering

Leverage the unique strengths of local authorities by building long-term stable partnerships

3. Help for All Vulnerable Customers

Provide help that customers need, including ECO measures and vulnerable customer support

For full details on the three proposals, download From Obligation to Opportunity  from our website.