Northern Ireland cut fuel poverty by a fifth between 2011 and 2016

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Lower average fuel prices, energy efficiency improvements and increased incomes brings 20% of cuts in fuel poverty to this country.

Image: Shutterstock Northern Ireland saw a 20% reduction in fuel poverty between 2011 and 2016 after implementing continued energy efficiency improvements across the country. That’s according to a new report from the Housing Executive, which shows as the number of dwellings rose from 760,000 to 780,000, the proportion of households affected by fuel poverty fell from 42% to 22%. It said this occurred largely due to lower average fuel prices, improved energy efficiency and increased income. The government also invested more than £117 million in domestic energy efficiency schemes and £181 million in Housing Executive stock during the five-year […]

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