18 Sep '12, 10am

New way to measure fuel poverty proposed,

A new way to measure fuel poverty in England is being proposed today by the Government following the independent review on this issue by Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics (LSE) published in March this year. Ensuring more accurate measurement will help to design effective solutions to fuel poverty, allowing the resources available to be targeted where they are needed most. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing to adopt a new definition based on the overall framework suggested by Hills in his review. This new proposed definition includes dual indicators separating the extent of the issue (the number of people affected) from its depth (how badly people are affected) as a way to measure the problem. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “We want to make sure people across the country are able to keep warm in winte...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_104/pn12_...

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