Want to know more about fuel poverty and its effects? Follow the links below to a selection of research papers about health, housing, economy, energy and environment:
A report presenting the findings of quantitative and qualitative research into the behaviours and attitudes of the fuel poor in England. Published by BEIS in November 2017.
There is very little evidence of the nature and extent of fuel poverty in adults with a learning disability (AWLD). This mixed-method study sought to address that gap by understanding and characterizing fuel poverty and energy vulnerability from the perspective of AWLD.
This research investigated the links between changes in the built environment, fuel poverty and health., linking a range of housing, environmental and health ‘big’ data sets to assess the sustainability and health promoting effects of improved housing across the UK. (University of Exeter Medical School, 2017, funded by Eaga Charitable Trust)
A review of research evidence, carried out by DECC, to understand the different ways in which people in fuel poverty respond to living in a cold home or facing unaffordable energy bills (2014).
A research report from the University of Leeds, accompanied by a video and a great online tool to inform heat network planning (2014).
The Annual Report on Fuel Poverty Statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (2014 – provides statistics related to 2012).
The final report of the Hills Fuel Poverty Review, the key piece of research influencing current Government thinking about fuel poverty (2012).
A report by the Greater London Authority’s Health and Public Services Committee on tackling fuel poverty in London (2012)
A report on the health impacts of cold homes and fuel poverty by the Marmot Review Team (led by Sir Michael Marmot, Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL) for Friends of the Earth (2011)
An interactive map showing the percentage of households in poverty (2006-2011), by local authority, published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change