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

Banks, N., and White, V.

Whilst the technical challenges of solid wall insulation (SWI) are widely acknowledged, there has been little exploration to date of the human barriers to uptake. These are likely to be substantial, given the disruption involved and the impact of measures on building appearance. To help address...Read more

Deller, D. and Waddams, C.

This paper provides a review of a representative selection of papers from the literatures looking at policies to tackle fuel poverty and digital exclusion. Contrasts are drawn between the policies used to address each of these problems. For fuel poverty, evidence is reviewed regarding the...Read more

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

This strategy builds on the progress and experience developed over the last four years since the publication of the first ever Government strategy on Affordable Energy. It expands the reach of existing energy efficiency schemes and commits the Government to developing and piloting new measures...Read more

Ástmarsson, B., Jensen, P., and Maslesa, E.

The landlord/tenant dilemma arises when the interests of landlords and tenants misalign and is one of the greatest barriers hindering the development of sustainable renovation of residential buildings in Europe. The aim of this research is to investigate how regulatory changes and contractual...Read more

Impetus Consulting

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) has the potential to play a major role in improving housing standards, particularly in the private rented sector. Based on the findings of this project, to ensure HHSRS is used as effectively as possible, NEA and Impetus make the following...Read more

Vanhille, J., Verbist, G., and Goedemé, T.

The article addresses the need to develop effective energetic renovation measures that reach out to all social groups. It focuses in particular on three housing contexts where families with low income are likely to encounter barriers in the access to energy renovation: social rental sector,...Read more

Bird, S., and Hernández, D.

The split incentive problem concerns the lack of appropriate incentives to implement energy efficiency measures. In particular, low income tenants face a phenomenon of energy poverty in which they allocate significantly more of their household income to energy expenditures than other renters....Read more