Understanding carbon monoxide risk in households vulnerable to fuel poverty

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Juliette Burroughs, NEA | January 2018 This research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17 NEA collected data from 349 households, targeting those on low incomes and with… Read more »

NEA response to the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy

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NEA warmly welcomes the Strategy. NEA particularly supports the commitment to prioritise current resources on those that need the most help to reduce their high energy costs and also ensure landlords are required to use their own funds to guarantee rental properties are fit for human habitation. NEA also recommends the UK Government should ensure… Read more »

Understanding CO risk in households vulnerable to fuel poverty

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This research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17 NEA collected data from 349 households, targeting those on low incomes and with a range of vulnerabilities. The main… Read more »

Heat Decarbonisation: Potential impacts on social equity and fuel poverty

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NEA commissioned this report as, although there are some real challenges and tensions to be addressed, we believe that it is possible to tackle both decarbonisation of energy and fuel poverty. Through better focusing of energy efficiency programmes and other support to low-income households, we can help them achieve affordable warmth as we transition to… Read more »

Independent evaluation of the “Chop-cloc” product in the Scottish Borders

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September 2017 | Bryony Holroyd, Michael Hamer (NEA) The project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the complimentary Chop-cloc product fitted to gas fired central heating systems, in terms of assessing the size of any energy and cost savings made – particularly whether these meet the manufacturer’s claims – and any other customer experience issues… Read more »

UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2016-17

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National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) are national charities working to end fuel poverty and the illness caused by cold homes across the United Kingdom. NEA and EAS are grateful for the support of the organisations that responded to our call for evidence or more generally assisted us in the production of this year’s report…. Read more »

UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2016-17 (Executive Summary)

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UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2016-17, published by NEA and Energy Action Scotland, provides the latest national fuel poverty statistics and an update on the key aspects of policy which impact on 4 million fuel poor households as well as the population at large. Download June 2017 | National Energy Action, Energy Action Scotland

 
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