Tagged with fuel poverty

Understanding fuel poverty is a multi-faceted problem

Understanding fuel poverty is a multi-faceted problem

Although fuel poverty affects a wide variety of households in diverse ways, the English government’s definition of who is experiencing fuel poverty is too narrow, argues Lucie Middlemiss, Associate Professor in Sustainability at the University of Leeds. She explains why that is, and what other countries can teach us about alternative approaches. Importantly, she makes … Continue reading

Calls for more effort to address fuel poverty in Scotland

Calls for more effort to address fuel poverty in Scotland

It is worrisome that 748,000 individuals and families in Scotland spend more than 10 per cent of their income on heating. Sean Bell writes on the CommonSpace website about recent developments to push for more support from the Scottish government.   Opposition parties demand further action on fuel poverty Scottish Green energy spokesperson Mark Russell, … Continue reading

Tackling fuel poverty in Scotland not that easy

Tackling fuel poverty in Scotland not that easy

Addressing fuel poverty has never been simple and straightforward. Keith Baker, Research Associate in Sustainable Urban Environments, Glasgow Caledonian University, writes an excellent article on The Conversation website about the current situation in Scotland and the difficulties in overcoming fuel poverty.   Scotland’s not even close to getting on top of fuel poverty – here’s … Continue reading