Warm Homes for Older People (phase 3): Energy and digital inclusion

Author: Helen Stockton (NEA) for Department of Energy and Climate Change
Published: April 2014

This research study was undertaken during 2013-14, a period of flux and adjustment in fuel poverty and domestic energy policy. While new energy efficiency and fuel poverty programmes, specifically the Green Deal and new Energy Company Obligation (ECO), have the potential to radically improve the heating and insulation standards of the nation’s housing stock, they have fundamentally altered the policy landscape. The most significant shift has been the replacement of the only government-funded fuel poverty programme in England by a levy-based programme. In addition, fuel poverty programmes have arguably become more dispersed and less coordinated than under the previous Warm Front programme.

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