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

Healy, J.D. and Clinch, J.P.
2004
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Fuel poverty has generally been calculated by quantifying the number of households spending in excess of 10% of income on home heating. This definition has a number of significant practical and scientific limitations. This paper employs self-reported data to calculate the severity of fuel...Read more

Rugkåsa, J., Shortt, N., and Boydell L.
2004
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Through ADHAZ’s Housing Programme, the “Home is where the heat is” partners sought to identify and address some of the issues resulting from fuel poverty and affecting health and quality of life. The aim was to tackle fuel poverty through improving energy efficiency of houses and to increase...Read more

Sefton, T.
2004
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Following the implementation of the government’s fuel poverty strategy in 2001, Warm Front is expected to make a substantial contribution to reducing the number of fuel poor households – those unable to afford to heat their homes adequately. This report focuses on the targeting of the scheme in...Read more

Baker, W.
2003
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This report describes work undertaken by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and Bristol University to develop a methodology for predicting fuel poverty at small area level. The project was funded by SWEB, the main electricity supplier in South West England, to fulfil two aims. First, SWEB...Read more

Bhattacharya, J., DeLeire, T., Haider, S. and Currie, J.
2003
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The study sought to determine the effects of cold-weather periods on budgets and nutritional outcomes among poor American families. Both poor and richer families increased fuel expenditures in response to unusually cold weather. Poor families reduced food expenditures by roughly the same amount...Read more

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