Fuel poverty and energy efficiency

Each year, UK households spend around £30 billion on their home energy bills and around 4.5 million UK households are in fuel poverty.

We have specialist knowledge in these areas and a strong track record of working with government, local authorities and housing providers on energy efficiency and fuel poverty programmes.

What we offer:
  • Research and policy advice/development on fuel poverty and energy efficiency
  • Training for energy champions
  • Setting up networks of energy champions
  • Staff training on energy efficiency and fuel poverty
  • Evaluation of energy efficiency policy and programmes
Examples of our recent work:
  • Review of the evidence underpinning the Scottish definition of fuel poverty, for the Fuel Poverty Forum and Scottish Government (2013-2014)
  • Support and advice to set up the Plymouth Energy Community (2013-2014)
  • Using local powers to maximise energy efficiency retrofit, for the GLA (2012-2013)
  • Establishing the community connection: Green Deal delivery in South Cambridgeshire, for South Cambs District Council, with Verco (2012)
  • Circle Housing Association resident energy champions training, for Circle Housing (2013-2015)
  • Final evaluation of CERT and CESP, for DECC, led by CAG Consultants working with Ipsos MORI, EST and UCL (2013-2014)
  • The remaining potential for domestic energy efficiency measures in Great Britain, for the Energy Retail Association, led by CAG Consultants, working with BRE (2011-2012)
  • Review of area-based energy efficiency initiatives, for Consumer Focus Scotland, by CAG Consultants (2009-2010)
  • Power to our neighbourhoods: towards integrated local sustainable energy solutions, for the Ashden Awards, by CAG Consultants (2011)
  • Position paper on the future financing of energy efficiency and low carbon retrofit in social housing, for Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes (2011)
  • Evaluation of the Community Energy Saving Programme; A report on the findings from the process and householder experience research streams, for DECC, led by CAG Consultants, Ipsos MORI and BRE (2011)
  • Evaluation of the delivery and uptake of the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, for DECC, led by Ipsos MORI, with CAG Consultants and BRE (2011)

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