fuel poverty

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A new research, conducted by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), has revealed a significant fall, since 2012, in the number of UK households receiving government aid to improve their energy use. Figures show a 75 per cent reduction following cuts to government programmes aimed at making homes warmer and cheaper to heat. More specifically, the number of efficiency measures installed through government-backed schemes fell from 1.7 million a year in 2012 to 340,000 now.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Type: News

This paper presents information on the extent of fuel poverty in the European Union. It presents the various definitions used, assesses potential measures to alleviate its impact and underlines the role of energy efficiency in buildings in combating the problem. The extent of the problem and its significant impacts in EU countries are assessed, based on current approaches in defining and identifying energy/fuel poverty as well as on statistical data,.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

This report presents the current situation of fuel poverty – the inability of people to keep their home adequately warm, to pay their utility bills and to live in a dwelling without defects- in Europe, based on data retrieved from Eurostat. 
Post date: 5 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

A new national scheme worth up to £224 million over seven years, could make the homes of as many as 28,000 fuel poor and vulnerable households easier and cheaper to heat.   The scheme installs insulation, heating and low carbon or renewable measures in the homes of households which have been identified as living in fuel poverty. This scheme includes a wider range of options for people living off the main gas grid including solar thermal and biomass systems.  
Post date: 13 May 2015
Type: Link

As many as 28,000 fuel poor and vulnerable Scottish households will receive help to make their homes easier and cheaper to heat. The Scottish Government will launch a new national scheme in September, worth up to £224 million over seven years. The scheme will install insulation, heating and low carbon or renewable measures in the homes of households who are identified as living in fuel poverty, with a wider range of options for people living off the main gas grid including solar thermal and biomass systems.
Post date: 7 May 2015
Type: News

A recent study published by BPIE found that energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to the fuel poverty problem. However, vigorous energy renovation measures of fuel poor homes can give a long-term answer to fuel poverty. Case studies of EU countries financing measures against fuel poverty indicate that - even though energy efficiency measures have proven to be the most sustainable solution to the fuel poverty problem - they receive lower funding compared to income and fuel price support schemes.
Post date: 29 May 2014
Type: Publication

A recent study published by BPIE found that energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to the fuel poverty problem. However, vigorous energy renovation measures of fuel poor homes can give a long-term answer to fuel poverty. Case studies of EU countries financing measures against fuel poverty indicate that - even though energy efficiency measures have proven to be the most sustainable solution to the fuel poverty problem - they receive lower funding compared to income and fuel price support schemes.
Post date: 28 May 2014
Type: Publication

The objective of this brochure is to present an overview of European actions undertaken in the field of energy efficiency. The introduction presents the main EC policies implemented and the past energy efficiency trends. The document then details an outline of the most illustrative measures implemented by end-use sector. Findings are described in 11 thematic chapters, each divided into three sections.
Post date: 19 Mar 2014
Type: Publication

Across Europe consumers are burdened with continually increasing energy bills. This means that many households may struggle to afford the most basic levels of energy for adequate heating, cooling, lighting and use of appliances in the home, particularly if their home is not energy efficient.
Post date: 10 Jan 2014
Type: Link