Opinion piece by Richard Williams, Head of Energy at the Consumer Council.
Householders rely on energy for almost all of their everyday activities. Recent Consumer Council research showed that in terms of household budgets, it is the top concern.
Energy “Price Cap” already exists in Northern Ireland
With fuel poverty levels in Northern Ireland at 44 per cent many households
are currently struggling to adequately heat their home. It is therefore vital that the energy market in Northern Ireland is designed in a manner that will give customers the best
The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09
A Consumer Council research report into the attitudes and concerns of a Northern Ireland consumer in 2010.
Consumer Council consultation response on the review of the effectiveness of competition in the Northern Ireland Energy Retail Market – Phase II Regulatory Implications: Options for Consultation.
Consumer Council consultation response to UR's Price Control for NI’s Gas Distribution Networks GD17
Consumer Council consultation response to the Utility Regulator's Price Control for NI’s Gas Distribution Networks GD17.
Consumer Council Submission to the Competition Commission’s inquiry into the Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd
The Consumer Council welcomes today’s announcement by Firmus Energy of a 7.7% price reduction for its 28,000 gas customers in the ‘Ten Towns’ licence area.