Ade Williams, a pharmacist in Bristol, discusses the fuel poverty crisis in the city in an article on the Bristolcable website. Brian’s story and the scandal of fuel poverty in Bristol My patient Brian worked out a routine for seeking warmth by staying in public buildings, including my pharmacy: ”Wear a smile and try … Continue reading Fuel poverty: the hard facts in Bristol
The Scottish House Condition Survey revealed that 75 per cent of Scottish homes are in a state of disrepair and 57 per cent have “disrepair to critical elements.” Marc Horne explains in an article on The Times website. Three out of four homes need repair as fuel poverty rises Three quarters of Scotland’s 2.6 … Continue reading Survey shows 75 per cent of Scottish homes are in a state of disrepair and fuel poverty rose for the first time in five years
While Britain has had one form of advisory group or another addressing fuel poverty for close to 20 years, it is shocking how little attention it is receiving. Andrew Warren, former special advisor to the House of Commons select committee on the environment and a well-known proponent of energy efficiency, writes on the BusinessGreen website … Continue reading What will it take for policymakers to take the fuel poverty crisis seriously?
Recently published research supports previous claims by researchers who argue that renewable energy consumption may be indirectly driving energy poverty. Sandra Handy explains in an article on the Science Times website. Is this your experience? Shifting to Renewable Energy Can Drive up Energy Poverty, Study Says In a new study from Portland State University, … Continue reading Study shows that low carbon energy transition can increase inequality
Harriet Clugston and Mike Brooke write in the East London Advertiser about Newham’s efforts to left households out of fuel poverty. What success have you had in your local area? How 'green' energy is lifting more Newham households out of fuel poverty A growing number of families are being lifted out of ‘fuel poverty’ … Continue reading One London borough’s attempt to address fuel poverty
In a recent report from the Right to Energy Coalition, Bulgaria and Hungary showed extreme levels of energy poverty; Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic had better rankings, but local experts say that may reflect a lack of data more than reality. OVER-EXPOSED, a new essay from EnAct explores diverse situations in these five countries, … Continue reading Energy poverty in Central & Eastern Europe in the spotlight
Only Estonia has a greater level of fuel poverty in the EU. Yet the government continues to back away from finding a cure for a scourge that now touches over 2.5m households. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, gives his views in an article in the January issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading When will it change for the better? “eliminating fuel poverty has steadily slipped down the political agenda” in England
Paul Brown wrote an article in The Guardian that there continues to be many deaths when there is cold weather in Britain. Surely, after so many years of addressing this, we know how to solve it and, more importantly, we are addressing it effectively. Brown mentions that last winter there were 50,100 excess deaths in … Continue reading Why can’t we effectively tackle fuel poverty?
David Blackman provides an article on the Utility Week website about the stalling progress being made to address fuel poverty in Britain. Is it better where you are? Progress tackling fuel poverty is 'stalling', committee reveals The government has been urged to target energy bill subsidies for low income and pensioner customers much more … Continue reading A drop in progress on tackling the energy efficiency of Britain’s fuel poor homes
Undoubtedly there is more awareness of energy poverty and how to tackle it. Nicola Willand, Research Consultant, Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory at RMIT University and Ralph Horne, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation; Director of UNGC Cities Programme; and Professor, RMIT University together with Trivess Moore, Lecturer at RMIT University provide a detailed article … Continue reading Australia looks to addressing energy poverty