How Much? The Cost of Alleviating Fuel Poverty
Centre for Sustainable Energy, Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE)
Tackling fuel poverty requires significant capital investment, but it is also important to ensure that measures are directed at those who most need them in order to optimise the outcomes with regard to policy objectives. Understanding whether current delivery mechanisms are adequately funded and are effectively targeting fuel poor households is essential, not least because legal commitments exist to eliminate fuel poverty. In addition, obtaining an estimate of the financial obligations required to fulfil national objectives will enable a comparison to be made with the actual sums earmarked for addressing the issue.