Key Findings

Rural Fuel Poverty Research - EAGA Partnership Charitable Trust

This research examined three factors that were considered of particular relevance to understanding rural fuel poverty:

  • Access to gas
  • Solid walled properties
  • Take up of Warm Front grants

CSE produced county maps for each of the three factors (maps for your area). CSE also carried out statistical analyses to explore the relationships between the three factors and rurality.

Click here to download the interim report of this research (prepared as a report to the Trustees of Eaga-PCT). Please note that the report represents ‘work in progress’ – some findings may be amended in the final report..

The second stage of the research will explore relationships between the three factors and the incidence of rural fuel poverty, as revealed by the updated CSE/Bristol University Fuel Poverty Indicator. CSE plans to complete the second stage in Autumn 2006.

Mapping the Distribution of HTT homes - Energy Saving Trust

The EAGA Partnership Charitable Trust funded research examined the distribution of HTT homes in the Eaga Warm Front phase 1 regions of England (North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands and London). The Insulation Group of the EEPfH funded CSE to produce maps of the distribution of HTT homes for the remaining English government office regions (East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, East of England), and an accompanying dataset for England.

Download the summary tables for HTT homes at ward and district level

Download the final report of this research

Future Research

CSE has received funding from the Welsh Assembly Government to develop a similar resource for targeting energy efficiency measures in Wales (see project profile - URL to follow). CSE intends to publish the findings of this research in 2006. CSE is currently seeking funding to develop similar resources for Scotland and Northern Ireland.