Reconceptualising Fuel Poverty

Our research has shown how it is entirely possible, and socially desirable, to reconcile the Boardman-based (‘10% of income’) definition of fuel poverty with a wider complexity and risk-based assessment of householder vulnerability.

The figure below was published in our 2017 paper 'Documenting fuel poverty from the householders' perspective' [1].

Figure 1. Interconnection of influencing factors associated with a wider conceptualisation of fuel poverty

[1] Mould, R., & Baker, K.J., 2017. Documenting fuel poverty from the householders’ perspective. Energy Research & Social Science, 31, (2017), pp.21–31.