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

Somerville, M., Mackenzie, I., Owen, P. and Miles, D.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of NHS money to improve health by improving housing conditions. A pilot study assessing health outcomes before and after improving housing conditions was conducted, studying 72 children with previously diagnosed asthma living in 59 damp houses...Read more

Illsley, B., Jackson, T., and Lynch, B.

Tackling fuel poverty is central to the delivery of the Scottish Executive’s commitment to social justice. Many Scottish rural households are not linked into the mains gas network and rely on expensive alternatives, despite being surrounded by plentiful supplies of low-cost renewable wood...Read more

Pridmore, A., Smith, A., Baker, K.J., Ahlgen, C., & Williamson, T.

This evidence review was commissioned to support the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan. It summarises evidence, relevant to the Scottish context, of the potential wider impacts of Climate Change mitigation measures in the Built Environment sector. There are a number of potential co-...Read more

Stewart, J., and Habgood, V.

The links between fuel poverty and poor health are well documented, yet there is no statutory requirement on local authorities to develop fuel poverty strategies, which tend to be patchy nationally and differ substantially in quality. Fuel poverty starts from the perspective of income, even...Read more