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Time to reconsider UK energy and fuel poverty policies?
- Document type
- Stockton, Helen; Campbell, Ron
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Date of publication
- 1 October 2011
- Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
- Social welfare
- Material type
The Climate Change Act 2008 committed the UK to ambitious and legally binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets over the next 40 years. While moving to a low carbon society will have obvious environmental benefits, concerns remain over whether it can co-exist with a socially just approach that seeks to protect low-income consumers from higher energy bills. More consideration of the possible consequences of unbalanced social and environmental objectives is now required.