National Energy Action (NEA) is a large national charity whose work to improve and promote energy efficiency brings social, environmental, housing and employment benefits. Working in partnership with central and local government, fuel utilities, housing providers, with consumer groups and voluntary organisations, NEA aims to eradicate fuel poverty and secure greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor and vulnerable. It currently employs around 80 people, with the majority based at the national Headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne and others based at regional and project offices across the UK. NEA has a subsidiary company Warm Zones CIC, which employs around 40 people and delivers a range of energy efficiency and related services to meet the charity’s aims.
NEA achieves its objectives through:
* research and analysis into the causes and extent of fuel poverty and the development of policies which address the problem;
* providing advice and guidance on good practice in delivering energy efficiency services to low-income customers;
* developing national qualifications and managing their implementation to improve standards of training, practical work and the quality of energy advice;
* campaigning to ensure social and environmental objectives are brought together under national energy efficiency programmes;
* developing and managing demonstration projects in communities which show innovative ways of tackling fuel poverty and bring the wider benefits of energy efficiency to local communities.
NEA has a clear national identity and profile and has been in existence for 35 years. Please visit our website to find out more about our work.