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Engaging Communities: An Evaluation of a Community Development Model for Tackling Rural Fuel Poverty

10.14655/749069-3517 The Institute of Public Health in Ireland & The Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone Home, Housing, Living conditions, Rural dwelling An evaluation of a community development model for tackling rural fuel poverty. In 2000, Arma ...

Detailed Report on the Different Types of Existing Mechanisms to Tackle Fuel Poverty

European Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency (EPEE) FUEL POVERTY, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, TAXATION Individual European countries take different approaches in developing responses to address fuel poverty. However any fuel poverty strategy will generally pr ...

Excess Winter Deaths

Eastern Region Public Health Observatory (ERPHO) CLIMATE, FUEL POVERTY, OLDER PEOPLE, WEATHER Excess winter deaths is defined as the number of deaths in the 4 winter months (December-March) minus the expected number of deaths in 4 months based on the aver ...

Excess Winter Deaths in the East Midlands

East Midlands Public Health Observatory (EMPHO) CLIMATE, FUEL POVERTY, HOSPITAL ADMISSION, OLDER PEOPLE Excess winter deaths is the number of deaths in the four winter months (December-March) minus the expected number of deaths in four months based on the ...

Experiences with Financing Social Housing Refurbishment: WP2 Overview Report for the InoFin Project

Donkelaar, M. FUEL POVERTY, HOUSING This report provides a review of experiences with financing social housing refurbishment in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia. The report shows large difference ...

Fuel Poverty and Health: An Evaluation of an Energy Efficiency Initiative in West Belfast

Casson, K., et al FUEL POVERTY, HOUSING, WELLBEING The North and West Health Action Zone, North and West Belfast has presented the findings of a groundbreaking piece of research on the impact of fuel poverty on health and wellbeing which was carried out b ...

Fuel Poverty, Climate and Mortality in Northern Ireland 1980- 2006: Occasional Paper No. 25

Morris, C. ALL CAUSES OF MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY, FUEL POVERTY, HOUSING This publication consists of two papers, each of which is intended to be free-standing. The first paper examines Northern Ireland as a whole, looking at temperature and changes in mor ...

Fuel Poverty, Thermal Comfort and Occupancy: Results of a National Household Survey in Ireland

Healy, J.D. and Clinch, J.P. Fuel poverty, Thermal comfort, Indoor cold strain, Heated housing Fuel poverty is perhaps the strongest adverse social impact resulting from the inefficient consumption of energy in the domestic sector. Despite considerable re ...

How Much: The Cost of Alleviating Fuel Poverty

Preston, I., Moore, R. and Guertler, P. FUEL POVERTY, INCOME Starting with the central question of 'How Much?' it would cost to alleviate fuel poverty in England, this study has shown that an investment of £4.6bn would result in the application ...

Preparing for a Changing Climate in Northern Ireland

Arkell, B., Darch, G., and McEntee, P. Examination of the ways in which Northern Ireland must prepare to meet both the opportunities and threats presented by the impacts of a changing climate The climate of Northern Ireland is already changing. Air temper ...

Proportionality of Social Tariffs and Rebates

Cornwall Energy Review of the current and proposed voluntary social tariffs and rebate offered by the Big Six suppliers of electricity and gas for fuel poor consumers Energywatch asked Cornwall Energy late in October 2007 to review the current and propose ...

Research into consumers' views on initiatives by energy suppliers to help disadvantaged and vulnerable customers

The Consumer Council and the Utility Regulator Perceptions and attitudes towards the services provided by gas and electricity suppliers in Northern Ireland This report presents the findings of research conducted among the general public and key stakeholde ...

Review of Fuel Poverty and Low Income Housing

Sustainable Energy Ireland Assessment of the level of fuel poverty in Ireland The overall purpose of this study is to present a situation review of fuel poverty and low-income housing and to assist Sustainable Energy Ireland in making the best use of reso ...

Social Portrait of Older People in Ireland

Fahey, T., et al. Facts and figures about older people in Ireland today, drawing on a range of statistical sources and studies. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) estimates that there were 461,000 people aged 65 or over in Ireland in April 2005. This is ...

Social Tariffs – A Solution to Fuel Poverty

Baker, W. The results of research undertaken by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and National Right to Fuel Campaign (NRFC) into the implications of fuel companies' social tariffs for fuel poverty policy This report outlines the results of res ...

State of the Environment Report

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Overall assessment of Ireland’s environment This fourth State of the Environment report evaluates the state of the environment across a number of themes including, climate change, water quality, air quality and emissi ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty and Impacts on Human Health: A Review of Recent Evidence.

Liddell, C., University of Ulster Health impacts of fuel poverty The health impacts of tackling fuel poverty were reviewed, drawing primarily on recently published studies from the UK, North America, and New Zealand. Although physical health effects on ad ...

The Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax in Ireland

Callan, T., Lyons, S., Scott, S., Tol, R. The effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Republic of Ireland The ESRI studies the effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Repu ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty can Improve Health, but needs Resources

10.14655/20040001 The Institute of Public Health in Ireland Fuel Poverty, Heart disease, Respiratory disease, Mental Health Fuel poverty is a significant threat to public health with its links to heart disease, respiratory illness and mental health. Peopl ...

The Dynamics of Bad Housing

Barnes, M., et al The impact of bad housing on the living standards of children Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and ...