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Publications

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

Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., O'Dea, D. and Kennedy, M.
2009
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Housing is an important environmental influence on population health, and there is growing evidence of health effects from indoor environment characteristics such as low indoor temperatures. However, there is relatively little research, and thus little firm guidance, on the cost-effectiveness of...Read more

Jenkins, D., et al
2011
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This socio-technical pilot involved qualitative interviews with social housing tenants, combined with basic energy modelling of the individual dwellings to estimate the carbon emissions of that house. The study aimed to investigate the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon-saving...Read more

Frerk, M. and MacLean, K.
2017
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NEA commissioned this report as, although there are some real challenges and tensions to be addressed, we believe that it is possible to tackle both decarbonisation of energy and fuel poverty. Through better focusing of energy efficiency programmes and other support to low-income households, we...Read more

Owen, A., Mitchell, G., and Unsworth, R.
2012
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Deploying heating technologies, such as air-source heat pumps (ASHPs), can respond to the dual challenges of tackling fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions from domestic energy consumption. In the UK, ASHP performance has been found to be below design levels. Elements of three strands of...Read more

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

Ahern, C., et al.
2013
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Ireland's housing stock has been identified as being amongst the least energy efficient in Northern Europe. Consequently, atmospheric emissions are greater than necessary. Government funded schemes have been introduced to incentivise the uptake of thermal retrofit measures in the domestic Irish...Read more

Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa D.
2015
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Extreme weather conditions in urban areas have a serious impact on the quality of life, energy consumption and health of urban citizens. In addition energy poverty has a serious impact on the quality of life of low income households. The aim of the present paper is review the actual housing...Read more

Preston, I., et al.
2010
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eaga Charitable Trust appointed the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) to examine how the costs and benefits of the UK’s renewable energy policies may distribute amongst the domestic sector.Read more

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