UCL Energy Institute


Report suggests new approaches to eliminating fuel poverty

2 November 2011


Professor Paul Ekins of the UCL Energy Institute has co-written a major new report on eliminating fuel poverty in Britain at a time of high energy prices.

The report, published by the UCL Energy Institute, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Institute for Public Policy Research, looks at new approaches to eliminating fuel poverty following the failure to meet the 2010 fuel poverty target.

The report finds that reaching the 2016 fuel poverty target is looking unlikely also, and offers a range of suggestions including how to improve the energy performance of homes.  

Co-author Matthew Lockwood is Climate Change Team Leader at the Institute of Development Studies and Associate Fellow at IPPR.

For a copy of the full report visit 'Tackling fuel poverty during the transition to a low carbon economy' visit the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website or email Ellie Jones.