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

Martín-Consuegra, F., de Frutos, F., Oteiza, I., Hernández Aja, A.

The development of precision tools to assess the potential for improving energy efficiency in the urban fabric is a priority. This study proposes a method for calculating energy loss across building envelopes based on the exploitation of cadastral data with open source IT tools....Read more

Hong, S., Oreszczyn, T., Ridley, I. and the Warm Front Study Group

The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a major domestic energy efficiency refurbishment programme on domestic space heating fuel consumption. The case study dwellings were monitored either before or after (or both) the introduction of energy efficiency retrofit measures such as cavity...Read more

Maidment, Christopher D.; Jones, Christopher R.; Webb, Thomas L.; Hathway, E. Abigail; Gilbertson, Jan M.

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

Norwich City Council and National Energy Action

Recent research and political debate have demonstrated that there is concern regarding the eligibility criteria for winter fuel payments and the lack of restrictions on how the money can be spent by recipients. The warm for life pilot project was developed by Norwich City Council and National...Read more

Booth, A.T., and Choudhary, R.

In order to reduce carbon emissions and alleviate fuel poverty, the UK Government has outlined proposals for a “Green Deal” to help provide financing for the installation of cost-effective retrofit measures to the existing UK housing stock. However, the Green Deal proposals have the potential to...Read more