Stuck at home in a cold home: the implications of Covid-19 for the fuel poor

BAKER, William, AMBROSE, Aimee, BRIERLEY, Jenny, BUTLER, Danielle, MARCHAND, Robert and SHERRIFF, Graeme (2020). Stuck at home in a cold home: the implications of Covid-19 for the fuel poor. People, place and policy online, 1-4.

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    Policies to address the impact of Covid-19 on low income energy consumers have rightly focussed on energy bills, particularly in the context of home confinement and increased energy consumption. In the longer term, however, we need policies to improve home energy standards. The evidence shows that higher standards reduce the risk of getting a respiratory illness, improve the health of those already with a respiratory illness, improve the ability of our immune systems to fight off illness and reduce the use of health services.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1605 Policy and Administration; 1608 Sociology; 1801 Law
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    Page Range: 1-4
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 13:37
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 01:47

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