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Publications

This section contains scientific articles, reports and other documents related to energy poverty.

Wright A.
2008
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Energy is used in dwellings to provide four services: space heating, hot water, lighting and to power appliances. This paper describes how the usage of energy in a UK home results from a complex interaction between built form, location, energy-using equipment, occupants and the affordability of...Read more

Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., Green, G. and Warm Front Study Group
2007
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This study investigated explanatory factors for persistent cold temperatures in homes which have received heating improvements. It included an analysis of data from a national survey of dwellings and households (in England occupied by low-income residents) that had received heating improvements...Read more

Devalière, I.
2007
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The analysis of unpaid energy bills shows a wide variety of situations. The main causes are old housing and low incomes. Support measures provided by EDF solve urgent cases, but the long-term improvements of houses remain a challenge. The question remains: will the new energy suppliers support...Read more

Illsley, B., Jackson, T., and Lynch, B.
2007
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Tackling fuel poverty is central to the delivery of the Scottish Executive’s commitment to social justice. Many Scottish rural households are not linked into the mains gas network and rely on expensive alternatives, despite being surrounded by plentiful supplies of low-cost renewable wood...Read more

Shortt, N. and Rugkåsa, J.
2007
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This article reports the findings from an evaluation of a fuel poverty programme in the Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone in Northern Ireland. Focusing on a rural community, it adds to the debate surrounding the hidden nature of rural fuel poverty. As part of the programme, energy...Read more

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