UK – Daikin UK have today become the latest company to sign up with the leading UK fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA). NEA’s objective is to try to eradicate fuel poverty by working in partnership with central and local governments, fuel utilities, manufacturers and other voluntary organizations.

After agreeing its membership with NEA, Daikin UK will henceforth join other leading players in the market in the charity’s drive to contribute to policy discussions and take part in practical projects with the aim of tackling energy inefficiency and fuel poverty in homes across the UK.

Maria Wardrobe, the director of External Affairs at NEA, expounded on her satisfaction that Daikin had joined forces with NEA, saying “We are delighted that as a manufacturer of renewable heat pump technology, Daikin UK has become a member of NEA.
Improving energy efficiency is vital to helping the 4.5 million UK households who are struggling to stay warm in their homes, working with organisations such as Daikin UK we aim to raise awareness of the issue and put an end to fuel poverty.”
Wardrobe concluded her statement by noting that “Daikin are joining us at the start of our annual Warm Homes Campaign aimed at raising awareness of the solutions available for those struggling to heat their homes affordably.”

Both parties feel that their alliance is a natural fit since Daikin UK, as manufacturers of air-to-water heat pumps, provide a renewable alternative to oil and gas heating, which should help provide cost effective low carbon heating solutions which are eligible for the government’s domestic Renewable Heating Incentive (dRHI).

Nancy Jonsson, the commercial director for Domestic Heating and Renewables at Daikin UK, commented on the company’s decision to become members of the NEA, saying “As an environmentally responsible company, Daikin UK fully supports NEA’s aim to reduce fuel poverty and its work for greater investment in energy efficient technology which delivers lower running costs.”

Jonsson affirmed her pleasure at the new development, concluding “We are excited to become members of NEA. Fuel poverty is a very important topic for many of our clients, and we are looking forward to sharing our expertise about heat pumps to help shape policies which ultimately reduce fuel poverty within the UK.”