Fuel poverty is not only about heating

fuel poverty

As central heating systems fire up around the country, the DEMAND Centre’s Gordon Walker argues that other types of domestic energy use could be incorporated more consistently and effectively into fuel poverty policy. Defining fuel poverty What does it mean to be fuel poor? Most people’s understanding of fuel poverty […]

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Putting Transport Poverty on the Map

transport poverty map

9% of UK households suffer from the transport equivalent of fuel poverty. New research from the Institute for Transport Studies – working with the DEMAND Centre – highlights the problem of transport affordability and transport poverty in the UK. The (t)ERES project examines how many households struggle with the cost […]

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How energy efficiency can boost incomes and the economy

energy transitions

A new blog from Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy team digs beneath the obvious short-term effects of energy efficiency initiatives to explore knock-on economic and social benefits.  Following on from the Scottish First Minister’s announcement of £20m of energy efficiency funds as part of a general package to stimulate the […]

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CIED research presented to Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd

The Centre on Innovation Energy Demand’s Dr Mari Martiskainen presented to a workshop entitled Community Solutions to Fuel Poverty (Hastings, 13th May) attended by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Read Dr Martiskainen’s blog on the CIED website (Image by Mari Martiskainen)

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Family energy stories film

Take 7 video

Take 7 is a short film that follows the energy stories of seven families over four seasons and the influence that solar power has had on their lives. The film was made by the Sussex Social Science Policy Researcher Unit’s Nikki Fox and was partly fiunded by the CIED Centre. More […]

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International Energy Poverty workshop

20-21st May saw the (t)ERES project which is the linked to the EUED Demand centre lead an international workshop of academics and policymakers at the University of Leeds. The workshop looked at the interactions of three forms of energy poverty (transport, housing and domestic energy). Read the full story on […]

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