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Reference Number RES-000-22-1298
Title Modelling future household energy use and fuel poverty: a scoping study
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 100%
Principal Investigator Professor P (Paul ) Ekins
No email address given
UCL Energy Institute
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 14 February 2005
End Date 13 February 2006
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £47,025
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Programme ESRC Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor P (Paul ) Ekins , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr S (Simon ) Desner , Policy Studies Institute (0.001%)
Web Site https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=RES-000-22-1298
Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract The Government has important commitments to reduce household carbon emissions by increasing energy efficiency, and to eliminate fuel poverty. Progress on these commitments is assessed by the generation of data and its application to models of household energy use. There are concerns about both the quality of available data and the reliability of the models. A feature of the forthcoming UK EnergyResearch Centre will be energy modelling activity intended both to bring together existing expertiseand to increase it substantially. This proposal will examine both existing data and models of household energy use, to draw initial conclusions about their adequacy and reliability for informing UK policy in this area and to lay the foundation for initial work in this area under the UKERC by forminga network of UK modellers and producing a project proposal for a joint modelling exercise to enable the models to be compared in more detail than this initial project will be able to do.
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