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Publications

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

Lorenc, A, et al.
2013
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Low-income consumers appear to have considerable apathy to switching energy tariffs, despite potential savings and health benefits, in part due to their complex lives in which switching is not a priority. An independent, one-on-one, personalized ‘intervention’ encouraged switching, particularly...Read more

McMichael, M., and Shipworth, D.
2013
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The UK Government has policy goals for increasing energy efficiency in existing homes. However, there are doubts that standard technology and behavioural innovations will be adopted widely enough in time to achieve the targets. Diffusion of innovation theory states that the communication of...Read more

Rosenow, J., Platt, R., and Flanagan, B.
2013
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Energy efficiency obligations (or white certificates) are increasingly used to reduce carbon emissions. While the energy efficiency obligations were originally intended as carbon reduction and not fuel poverty policies, due to recognition of the potential for regressive outcomes they often...Read more

Walker, Ryan; Liddell, Christine; McKenzie, Paul; Morris, Chris
2013
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Recent audits have shown that anti-fuel poverty policies in the UK depend on loosely defined targeting and cannot accurately identify fuel poor households. New methods of targeting are necessary to improve fuel poverty policy. This paper uses Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques to...Read more

Banks, N., and White, V.
2012
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Whilst the technical challenges of solid wall insulation (SWI) are widely acknowledged, there has been little exploration to date of the human barriers to uptake. These are likely to be substantial, given the disruption involved and the impact of measures on building appearance. To help address...Read more

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