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.


Energy Efficiency And Fuel Poverty

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Description : With failure to meet its statutory obligation to end fuel poverty imminent, the Government should instigate an action plan as a matter of urgency to help the millions of UK households who remain in fuel poverty as a result of fuel price rises. This report (HCP 37, session 2008-09, ISBN 9780215530622) on Energy efficiency and fuel poverty from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee states, that the Winter Fuel Payment should be made taxable and stopped for those paying higher rate tax so that more money can be directed to fund bigger and better-targeted energy efficiency programmes aimed in the first instance at the fuel poor. To ensure more rapid improvement of the entire English housing stock, the range of current energy efficiency programmes should be consolidated into one comprehensive area-based programme to upgrade all homes and to be delivered by local authorities. The Committee wants the Government to: produce a detailed "road map" setting out how to deliver a national plan to make every home in England energy efficient to a minimum SAP level of 65 and to SAP 81 wherever practicable (SAP is the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings and uses a scale of 1 to 100, with a higher rating indicating a better level of energy efficiency); create a central budget into which energy companies pay their CERT contributions so that they can be pooled with money from other programmes, to fund a single consolidated comprehensive, area-based programme led by local authorities to deliver the national plan. The Committee also concludes that: resources for tackling fuel poverty are inadequate and getting worse. Warm Front, should see its budget increased rather than cut repeatedly and should now be extended to include all hard-to-treat properties. All schemes designed to help the fuel poor or improve energy efficiency would be better targeted if those organisations in charge of their delivery had better access to data on a range of variables including energy efficiency levels in homes, household incomes and fuel costs. The Department for Energy & Climate Change should survey current data needs and access arrangements as a matter of urgency.


Energy Efficiency And Fuel Poverty

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Fixing Fuel Poverty

Author by : Brenda Boardman
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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.


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


Fuel Poverty

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Energy and Climate Change Committee
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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.


Fuel Poverty

Author by : Great Britain: Department of Energy and Climate Change
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Description : Professor John Hills' report on fuel poverty (March 2012, DECC) found that the problem of fuel poverty was being measured in the wrong way. Proper measurement is integral in designing effective polices to counter fuel poverty. This consultation looks at changing the approach to measurement (currently based on whether a household would need to spend more than 10% of its income on energy to keep warm). Section 1 sets out the background to the Hills Review and summarises its main findings. Section 2 focuses on the proposal for a new definition (the Low Income High Costs indicator) and also covers the recommended changes to the methodology used to calculate the fuel poverty statistics. The proposed changes raises questions about how a new definition fits with t he current target, which is set out in the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000. Section 3 of this paper considers whether the definition and target should be aligned and how to achieve that. Finally, section 4 considers next steps. The Government intends to publish a refreshed fuel poverty strategy early in 2013 incorporating the new definition.


Fuel Poverty

Author by : Brenda Boardman
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Housing Fuel Poverty And Health

Author by : Jonathan D. Healy
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Description : The first fully comparative study of fuel poverty across the EU, this work analyses the relationship between domestic energy efficiency, fuel poverty and health. The book adopts a holistic approach, incorporating a large number of social and economic risk factors to present a large-scale, cross-country, longitudinal analysis. The book is unique in: * Developing a new (consensual) methodology for calculating cross-country fuel poverty levels; * Presenting a detailed econometric/statistical analysis of EU fuel poverty; * Detailing the results of an empirical investigation of EU housing conditions, affordability and housing satisfaction; * Identifying risk factors related to seasonal variations in mortality across the EU; * Offering an empirical examination of health outcomes associated with fuel poverty; * Providing startling new evidence on fuel poverty in Southern Europe. Housing, Fuel Poverty and Health provides a powerful reference source for researchers and practitioners in the areas of energy economics, public health and epidemiology, housing and social policy.


Effectiveness Of Domestic Energy Programmes Household Expenditure On Fuel And Electricity

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