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Overviw of Fuel Poverty Issues

Creator:

Boardman, B., University of Oxford

Subject Keywords: Overview of Fuel Poverty Issues, presented at the IEA workshop on evaluating the co-benefits of low-income weatherisation
Set: Fuel Poverty
Type: Presentation
Region: International (other)
Description:

The International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency Unit (EEU) is beginning a new programme of work on innovative energy efficiency policies for mitigating fuel poverty. The focus of the policy research effort is low-income weatherisation direct investment programmes, which many IEA Member countries pursue in order to increase the energy efficiency of both rental and owner-occupied low-income housing. A common problem with such programmes is that the energy-saving benefits accruing to fuel-poor households barely offset the energy efficiency investment required, suggesting a weak return on government spending. However, these investments have additional non-energy co-benefits not only for participants but for energy providers, property owners, local communities, and society as a whole. The Jan. 27-28 IEA workshop, entitled EVALUATING THE CO-BENEFITS OF LOW-INCOME WEATHERISATION PROGRAMMES, was supported and hosted by Sustainable Energy Ireland and took place at Dublin Castle. The workshop brought together international experts for a focused discussion on non-energy co-benefits and their measurement. The agenda individually addressed three categories of non-energy co-benefits for low-income energy efficiency programmes: utility / rate-payer benefits, societal economic benefits and participant household benefits. This was followed by a discussion of methodologies for collecting and quantifying NEBs and consideration of some examples of evaluation in practice. 
 
Further details of the workshop are available at:
http://www.iea.org/work/workshopdetail.asp?WS_ID=494
 

Date:

28/01/2011

Rights: © International Energy Agency (IEA)
Suggested citation:

Boardman, B., University of Oxford. (2011) Overviw of Fuel Poverty Issues [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/71419 [Accessed: 22nd May 2018].

  

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