Energy and fuel poverty

Fuel poverty is where a household spends more than 10% of its income on energy bills. While official 2010 figures put this at 4.75 million UK homes, more recent estimates suggest it is likely to be in the region of 5 to 6 million.

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docx Current File size: 792KB Published Date: 27/11/2019
pdf Current File size: 718KB Published Date: 10/04/2019
pdf Current Electrical safety in the social rented sector File size: 1MB Published Date: 15/01/2019 Download
pdf Current Regional differences in energy network charges (HCL) This debate pack was prepared ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on Regional differences in energy network charges initiated by Ian Blackford MP on Tuesday 5 July 2016. File size: 206KB Published Date: 04/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Touching the voids (Sustainable Homes) This research from Sustainable Homes links energy efficient homes to savings for landlords. In a survey of 25 social landlords (total 500,000 stock) identifies potential savings of £2.4 million per year from rent arrears and voids saved by efficient stock. File size: 8MB Published Date: 29/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Energy policy overview (HCL) This note provides an overview of the government's energy policy. It also covers progress on decarbonisation in the UK and this government’s key announcements on energy policy. File size: 609KB Published Date: 29/06/2016 Download
xlsx Current Renewable Heat Incentive deployment data: May 2016 (DECC) Monthly statistics for the RHI programme present the number of applications and accredited installations on the non-domestic and domestic schemes so far. It includes the number of accreditations by Local Authority. File size: 248KB Published Date: 23/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Household energy efficiency - June 2016 (DECC) This release presents the latest statistics on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal (GD). File size: 591KB Published Date: 23/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Selecting low energy lighting (NHBC Foundation) This practical guide for house builders and designers is an introduction to the selection of low energy lamps. It compares the categories of low energy lamps and sets out the considerations important in the selection of LED lamps. Also includes recommendations for lighting levels for different rooms in the home. File size: 2MB Published Date: 10/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Warmer and Greener: a guide to the future of domestic energy efficiency policy The Westminster sustainable business forum has launched this evidence-based report. It aims to signpost for the future of domestic energy efficiency and inform the learning process from past energy efficiency initiatives. File size: 4MB Published Date: 28/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Affordable warmth and health impact evaluation toolkit (DECC) This Affordable Warmth and Health Impact Evaluation Toolkit is designed for use by local bodies delivering fuel poverty and health type schemes to make evaluation of the impacts of their schemes easier and more effective. File size: 7MB Published Date: 13/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Home energy efficiency 2010-2020 This research by the Association for the Conservation of Energy revealed the number of energy efficiency measures installed in British homes has fallen by 80% since 2012, whilst numbers of households helped with energy efficiency measures has fallen by 76%. Overall, investment in home energy efficiency has declined by over 50% against a backdrop of the UK dwelling stock being one the oldest and least energy efficient in Europe. File size: 184KB Published Date: 31/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Home comforts (NHBC Foundation) Guidance on using ventilation, heating and renewable energy systems. File size: 8MB Published Date: 22/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Feed-in Tariffs The government has completed it's review of the Scheme in December 2015. This is a useful reference report from the House of Commons Library. File size: 538KB Published Date: 22/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Efficient energy policy - How to encourage improvements in domestic (Policy Exchange) This report suggests that home-buyers would buy more energy efficient properties if Stamp Duty was directly linked to the energy performance of a home. File size: 431KB Published Date: 15/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Guide 4: Planning for Energy and Climate Change (TCPA) This guide considers headline issues in planning for renewable energy, provides an overview of energy planning principles, and signposts policy resources produced by other organisations. File size: 4MB Published Date: 15/03/2016 Download
docx Current Heat networks scope guidance - January 2016 (NMRO) This guidance document has been produced by the National Measurement & Regulation Office (NMRO) to help define what is and isn’t in scope of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. The regulations cover most district heat networks and communal heating in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This includes residential, commercial, industrial, public sector and other networks. File size: 173KB Published Date: 10/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Energy sector: cutting red tape review (DECC) This DECC report summarises the findings of the Cutting Red Tape review of regulatory barriers to growth, productivity and innovation in the energy sector. File size: 250KB Published Date: 08/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Smart Meter In-Home Display Licence Conditions (consultation response) This document describes how the Government will provide an opportunity for all suppliers to undertake trials and gather evidence on innovative engagement tools in place of the requirement to offer an IHD when installing a smart meter. It also confirms the proposal to strengthen the IHD mandate, so that outside of these trials, suppliers must make an unconditional offer of an IHD to domestic consumers. File size: 421KB Published Date: 04/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 16 DECC survey results from interviews with households on matters such as domestic and renewable heat, energy security, renewable technologies, and geological disposal facilities. Wave 16 includes new questions on fracking, energy use and concerns about energy dependence. File size: 181KB Published Date: 03/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Insights from Social Housing Projects This is a report from National Energy Foundation: the suitability of some types of energy-saving technology for affordable housing projects is being questioned by the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) program. More than two-thirds of analyzed dwelling units had heat recovery ventilation, eliciting almost the highest rate of building service issues among 25 evaluated technologies. File size: 2MB Published Date: 03/02/2016 Download
pdf Current Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates in England and Wales: Q1 2008 to Q4 2015 This statistical release presents experimental official statistics drawn from the data which has been lodged on the Energy Performance of Buildings Registers (Registers) for England and Wales. File size: 735KB Published Date: 29/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Report shows surge in energy efficiency projects This report from EEVS Insight takes the temperature of consumer and supplier market activity in the third quarter of 2015 (July-Sept). File size: 2MB Published Date: 22/01/2016 Download
pdf Current The Energy Bill 2015-16 - Background and changes in the Lords The Energy Bill 2015-16 has been debated and Amended in the House of Lords. This paper provides a summary of those changes along with relevant background information for its debate in the House of Commons. File size: 755KB Published Date: 18/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Shale gas and fracking (Commons Library Report) - updated January 2016 Originally released in November 2015, this has now been updated to cover the regulatory regime for fracking in the UK. It also covers the new access provisions and debate on fracking in during the Infrastructure Bill’s passage through Parliament. File size: 646KB Published Date: 18/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Energy efficiency good practice guide (NIHE) Although written for low rise homes in Northern Ireland, this guide draws on best practice from the UK. File size: 2MB Published Date: 04/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates in England and Wales: 2008 to September 2015 This statistical release presents experimental official statistics drawn from the data which has been lodged on the Energy Performance of Buildings Registers (Registers) for England and Wales. File size: 1MB Published Date: 30/10/2015 Download
pdf Current The Cold Man of Europe - 2015 This briefing from the Association for the Conservation of Energy compares the state of the UK housing stock and fuel poverty levels with 15 other European countries. File size: 2MB Published Date: 29/10/2015 Download
pdf Current A critical time for UK energy policy (Royal Academy of Engineering) This report claims that unhelpful policy changes would hinder pressing plans for a future secure, affordable, low-carbon energy system. File size: 484KB Published Date: 23/10/2015 Download
pdf Current Renewable Heat Incentive - introduction of the Ecodesign of Energy Related Products Directive The ErP introduces a standard methodology for measuring and comparing the performance of heat pumps and sets minimum performance criteria. File size: 232KB Published Date: 05/10/2015 Download
pdf Current Energy supply in social housing - what the options are This newsletter contains a list of five things to think about when supplying energy to customers. File size: 468KB Published Date: 15/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Electric Heating-Alternative Heating Part One Strategic Overview Part one of this guide from energy company Adecoe is intended to provide a first step in how to deal with homes that are heated electrically. File size: 892KB Published Date: 15/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Electric Heating-Alternative Heating Part Two Delivery In part two of this guide from energy company Adecoe is intended to provide detailed information so that you can build your approach and make key choices in dealing with electrically heated homes. File size: 1MB Published Date: 15/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Evaluation of the Heat Networks Delivery Unit File size: 1MB Published Date: 03/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Evaluation of the in-situ performance of Biomass Boilers Includes a small section on domestic installations File size: 6MB Published Date: 02/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Learning from the Community Energy Peer Mentoring Fund - July 2015 The Community Energy Peer Mentoring Fund ran from November 2013 to March 2015. It awarded grants to community energy groups to build capacity in the sector by sharing knowledge with other groups and creating new opportunities for social action. File size: 1MB Published Date: 30/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Space weather preparedness strategy - July 2015 A severe space weather event could impact (to name a few): electrical power, transport, satellite navigation and timing and telecommunications. File size: 934KB Published Date: 28/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Alert - Government says no more funding for Green Deal The Department of Energy & Climate Change announced on 23 July 2015 that there will be 'no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company', claiming it was to protect taxpayers and 'in light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards'. File size: 94KB Published Date: 23/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Smart thermostats market analysis for social landlords With connected home technology finding its way into an increasing number of residential homes the Connected Home Consortium has put together this guide to assess the benefits this technology can offer social landlords. File size: 562KB Published Date: 08/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Manufacturing affordable quality homes This report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers urges the government to provide greater incentives for the offsite construction of homes. File size: 156KB Published Date: 08/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot - Phase II Handbook This document provides guidance for organisations wishing to take part in Phase II of the Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot. File size: 1MB Published Date: 16/06/2015 Download
pdf Current Environmental performance review 2014/15 (Shift standard) This report, which collected data from landlords accredited with the SHIFT sustainability standard, looked at the progress made since 2012 on a host of measures. File size: 2MB Published Date: 11/06/2015 Download
pdf Current Carbon Monoxide myth buster Some useful facts and busted myths about Carbon Monoxide from Carbon Monoxide Awareness Ltd File size: 121KB Published Date: 11/06/2015 Download
pdf Current Fuel poverty annual report 2015 The 2013 was released on 28 May 2015. It analyses data from the English Housing Survey to measure the impact of fuel poverty in England. File size: 2MB Published Date: 10/06/2015 Download
pdf Current Cutting the cost of keeping warm - a fuel poverty strategy for England (HM Government) This is the first fuel poverty strategy in over a decade. The strategy is underpinned by the fuel poverty target for as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to achieve an energy efficiency standard of Band C by 2030 - which became law in December 2014. File size: 2MB Published Date: 03/03/2015 Download
pdf Current Implementing energy efficiency directive 6 This note provides practical advice on implementing government’s obligations under Article 6, on energy efficient procurement. File size: 497KB Published Date: 19/01/2015 Download
pdf Current Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Changes to Eligibility DECC has announced its intention to amend the regulations enabling changes to the policy. File size: 181KB Published Date: 27/11/2014 Download
pdf Current A UNISON report investigating the multiple benefits of the national domestic energy efficiency programme. File size: 1MB Published Date: 10/09/2014
pdf Current The government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group for England estimates that between 2011 and 2012 there was a 29% increase in the number of excess winter deaths. Yet the most recent consultation on a fuel poverty strategy for England seeks to remove the legal commitment to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016. File size: 233KB Published Date: 10/09/2014
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