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Publications

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

Baker, K.J., Mould, R., & Restrick, S.
2016
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The Scottish Government’s statistics now show that rural households spend more on energy to heat their homes than urban equivalents. However, research conducted by the project team using data from households in Renfrewshire has found this ‘energy spend gap’ is more significant than those...Read more

Cauvain, J., and Bouzarovski, S.
2016
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Housing in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) includes some of the UK’s worst housing stock. The tenants typically have reduced housing and social security rights, as well as reduced control and sometimes absence of basic domestic energy services. Yet, HMO is largely absent from UK policies governing...Read more

Maiden, T., Baker, K.J., & Faulk, F.
2016
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As the advocate for Scottish energy consumers, the Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) commissioned independent research to review the government and energy supplier funded energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes that have been, and are being, delivered within Scotland. The research was commissioned...Read more

Reeves, A.
2016
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Local delivery of support to householders to reduce the exposure to, and impacts of, fuel poverty is attracting increasing policymaker interest, but there is a dearth of empirical research that describes and evaluates local support schemes. Community organisations are viewed as having great...Read more

Walker, G., Simcock, N. and Day, R.
2016
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Access to affordable energy is a core dimension of energy justice, with recent work examining the relation between energy use and well-being in these terms. However, there has been relatively little examination of exactly which energy uses should be considered basic necessities within a given...Read more

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