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Fuel Poverty Action Research

 

Effectiveness of Domestic Energy-Efficiency Programmes

This study was initiated by the Combat Poverty Agency in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The objectives of this research project were:

  • To measure the benefits of installing energy efficiency measures into homes occupied by fuel poor householders in terms of:
    • Health
    • Comfort
    • The impact on household expenditure on fuel and electricity
    • The impact on the environment, including CO2 emissions reductions
  • To inform Government policy as to the merits of implementing a programme to improve the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low-income households
  • To explore the identification of fuel-poor households at the micro level
  • To examine the logistical issues around addressing fuel poverty on an area basis and the potential for replicating this approach elsewhere in Ireland.

The research findings of this project are published in five reports which are available below. A commentary and discussion on these findings appears on the Irish Economy blog.

Report # Title Download
1 Executive Summary
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2 Research Context and Methods
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3 Health Impacts
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4 Comfort and Indoor Temperature Impacts
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5 Household Expenditure on Fuel and Electricity
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