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How much? The Cost of Alleviating Fuel Poverty


The project aims to answer two questions that are consistently asked by policy makers. How much would it cost to deliver affordable warmth to all fuel poor households, and how much would it cost to raise all properties to a minimum standard of energy efficiency that protects residents from fuel poverty? This project aims to quantify the measures required to do this for different household types, the cost of these measures and the associated economic benefit to the country. Once the work and investment required have been quantified, national grant schemes, policies, and local action can be better targeted to need. This, against the background of rising fuel prices, has taken on extra significance in light of the current review of measures available through Warm Front, and the forthcoming consultation on EEC-3.