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Publications

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

Osman, L., et al.
2010
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A randomised trial of 178 patients in Aberdeen, UK with a previous hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was carried out in order to determine whether improving home energy efficiency improves health-related quality of life in COPD patients. 118 patients were...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

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

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

Heyman, Bob; Harrington, Barbara; Heyman, Anna; The National Energy Action Research
2011
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This paper discusses a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a fuel poverty intervention undertaken in NE England over a four-year period, starting in 2000/2001. Home energy efficiency was measured through Standardised Assessment Procedure (SAP) ratings in each year of the trial. The trial...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

Gancheva, M. et al.
2016
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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) has commissioned this study to identify good practices in the delivery of low-cost energy efficiency measures, to low-income households in particular, and to investigate their replication potential. In addition, the study aims to...Read more

Washan, P., Stenning, J., and Goodman, M.
2014
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This landmark report by Cambridge Econometrics and Verco sets out the macro and fiscal impacts of implementing the Energy Bill Revolution programme. It concludes that deep energy efficiency retrofits are affordable and would represent high value for money as a national infrastructure investment...Read more

Scott, F.L., Jones, C.R., and Webb, T.L.
2014
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While physical interventions such as external wall cladding can improve the energy efficiency of domestic properties, how residents think about and respond to such interventions can influence both their uptake and impact on the household’s energy use. The present research investigated what...Read more

Maidment, Christopher D.; Jones, Christopher R.; Webb, Thomas L.; Hathway, E. Abigail; Gilbertson, Jan M.
2014
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It is widely accepted that interventions designed to promote household energy efficiency, like insulation, central heating and double glazing, can help to reduce cold-related illnesses and associated stress by making it easier for residents to keep their homes warm. However, these interventions...Read more

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