Category Archives: fuel poverty

Energy efficiency- benefits questioned

ECO is a new programme that aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes in Great Britain. Only a limited number of people will be able to benefit from ECO but the cost of the policy will be borne by all energy bill-payers.  A new report from IPPR assesses what those costs might be and …

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Fuel Poverty

Fuel poverty is defined as having to spend more than 10% of income on domestic fuel to heat and power the home to an adequate level. Fuel poverty results in both debt and cold, damp homes that can cause poor health, discomfort and misery. The three main factors that impact on fuel poverty are domestic energy …

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