Energy Efficiency And Fuel Poverty

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Description : The Committee decided to examine the UK Energy Efficiency Action Plan with particular reference to Defra's efforts to improve households' energy efficiency and its statutory duty under the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2008 to ensure that people in England do not live in fuel poverty after November 2016. The Committee had received many responses to its call for evidence, but on 3 October 2008 the Prime Minister announced the creation of a new Government department, the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The responsibility for fuel poverty was passed from Defra to the new Department. The Committee decided not to proceed with its inquiry, but has decided to publish the written evidence it received on this subject. The Committee recommends that the new select committee set up to examine the expenditure, policy and administration of the new Department of Energy and Climate Change seriously consider holding an inquiry into fuel poverty at the earliest opportunity.


Fixing Fuel Poverty

Author by : Brenda Boardman
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Since its publication in the early 90s, Brenda Boardman's Fuel Poverty has been the reference text for those wishing to learn about this complex subject. In this, its successor, she turns a critical eye to the new millennium and finds that the situation, while now more widely recognised, is far from having improved. The book begins by discussing the political awakening to the issue and exploring just who constitutes the fuel poor. It examines the factors that contribute to fuel poverty - low incomes, high fuel prices and poor quality housing - and looks at and evaluates the policies that have been employed to help reduce the problem. The latter part presents a detailed set of proposals based around long-term improvements in the housing stock that must be employed if we are to avoid a dire situation continuing to get worse. Based on detailed analysis of the situation in the UK, the growth of fuel poverty (sometimes called energy poverty) in other countries and the new focus in European policy makes the book timely and provides important lessons for those who now have to produce policies to tackle the issues.


Cold Homes Fuel Poverty And Energy Efficiency Improvements A Longitudinal Focus Group Approach

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Description : Cold homes and fuel poverty have been identified as factors in health and social inequalities that could be alleviated through energy efficiency interventions. Research on fuel poverty and the health impacts of affordable warmth initiatives have to date primarily been conducted using quantitative and statistical methods, limiting the way how fuel poverty is understood. This study took a longitudinal focus group approach that allowed exploration of lived experiences of fuel poverty before and after an energy efficiency intervention. Focus group discussions were held with residents from three low-income communities before (n = 28) and after (n = 22) they received energy efficiency measures funded through a government-led scheme. The results show that improving the energy efficiency of homes at risk of fuel poverty has a profound impact on wellbeing and quality of life, financial stress, thermal comfort, social interactions and indoor space use. However, the process of receiving the intervention was experienced by some as stressful. There is a need for better community engagement and communication to improve the benefits delivered by fuel poverty programmes, as well as further qualitative exploration to better understand the wider impacts of fuel poverty and policy-led intervention schemes.


Fuel Poverty

Author by : Brenda Boardman
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Publisher by : Pinter Pub Limited
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Fuel Poverty And Energy Efficiency

Author by : Chloe Corbyn
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Fuel Poverty

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Energy and Climate Change Committee
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Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : This is fifth report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee (HCP 424-I, session 2009-10, ISBN 9780215553416) and looks at the issue of fuel poverty. The Committee states that the Government is going to miss its target to end fuel poverty amongst vulnerable households in England in 2010. The target to end fuel poverty for all households in England by 2016 also looks difficult to hit. The Committee's report is a stocktake of performance in tackling fuel poverty and sets out areas of concern which the Committee want to see addressed in the new Parliament. It sets out a number of recommendations, including: a 'road map' to be drawn up, setting out how fuel poverty is to be tackled in greater detail; the Government to consider whether a database of domestic energy efficiency should be set up; a sharpening of the focus of the Warm Front scheme so that it helps those most in need; an urgent review of the market for fuels bought by people who are not connected to the mains gas grid.


Ofgem

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
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Description : Some 2.25 million households in the UK are classified as being in fuel poverty, spending more than 10 per cent of their income on energy to heat their homes. Some consumers get into debt, often through inaccurate estimated bills, and they are then required to use pre-payment meters, even though this is the most expensive way of purchasing energy. Ofgems encouragement of suppliers to recover the cost of installing and using pre-payment meters is found to be inconsistent with its obligations towards vulnerable consumers (in contrast, Ofgem protects rural consumers from paying the higher costs of delivering energy to their homes). The Committee concludes that suppliers should provide accurate bills, should not discriminate against pre-payment meter consumers, and should provide more information to them about the disadvantages of those meters. On the energy efficiency commitment (administered by Ofgem), requiring energy suppliers to meet specific energy saving targets, the Committee queries whether the provision of measures such as cavity wall insulation and low-energy lightbulbs, do actually deliver the energy reduction intended. Ofgem, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the energy suppliers, should undertake a national campaign to encourage energy efficiency. Clearer explanation of the environmental measures to save energy, and their costs to consumers, is recommended.


Energy Performance Of Buildings

Author by : Sofia-Natalia Boemi
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book analyzes the trends and technologies of green and energy efficient building, identifying strategies for implementing energy savings and enabling the use of renewable resources in residential, commercial, healthcare and educational building sectors. The authors focus on best practices in temperate climates, providing in-depth coverage of urban heat island, climate change and fuel poverty mitigation through architectural optimization, leveraging renewable energy sources and utilization of cutting-edge cooling materials. Pragmatic emphasis is placed on improving the energy performance of existing building stock to meet short and long term objectives of climate and energy conservation strategies. Engineers, architects, designers, students, policy makers and efficiency professionals will all gain valuable insights and ideas from this practical handbook to greening the built environment.


Energy Prices Fuel Poverty And Ofgem

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Business and Enterprise Committee
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Description : Energy prices, fuel poverty and Ofgem : Eleventh report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence


Energy Efficiency In Housing

Author by : Malcolm Bell
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Description : Covering the role of energy efficiency in housing and the formulation as well as implementation of policy, this work reviews both technical and non-technical aspects of energy efficiency in housing. Two case studies illustrate issues such as sustainability