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

Lawlor, D.A., Maxwell, R. and Wheeler, B.W.
2002
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It has been suggested that rural areas in Britain are at increased risk of excess winter mortality and that government action should be targeted at these areas. A range of features—poor quality housing, high proportion of detached houses, lack of access to gas networks, and low take up of...Read more

Domah, P. and Pollitt, M.
2001
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In December 1990, the 12 regional electricity companies — responsible for the distribution and supply of electricity in England and Wales — were privatised. For the first few years following privatisation, real prices, profits and costs in the industry rose. Following two Price Control Reviews,...Read more

Doble, M
2000
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There has been considerable concern about the degree of hardship undergone by pre-payment meter (PPM) users who experience gas stoppages due to self-disconnection. In the context of competition in energy supply markets fuel poverty has risen up the political agenda to the extent that the energy...Read more

Evans, J., Hyndman, S., Stewart-Brown, S., Smith, D. and Petersen, S.
2000
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This study shows that being unable to keep the home warm enough in winter is more strongly associated with health outcomes than is damp housing. However, as cold and damp housing are closely related, it is likely that their combined effects are shown in these results. The importance of worry as...Read more

Milne, G. and Boardman, B.
2000
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The primary aim of this study was to analyse the significance of household temperature in determining the amount of potential energy savings taken back in the form of an increase in the comfort temperature following energy efficiency improvements. If the dual goals of energy conservation and...Read more

Somerville, M., Mackenzie, I., Owen, P. and Miles, D.
2000
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of NHS money to improve health by improving housing conditions. A pilot study assessing health outcomes before and after improving housing conditions was conducted, studying 72 children with previously diagnosed asthma living in 59 damp houses...Read more

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