What Works in Tackling Rural Poverty: An Evidence Review of Interventions to Address Fuel Poverty

This report explores interventions to tackle fuel poverty in a range of OECD countries about which some reliable evidence about effectiveness exists.

The majority of interventions are large-scale government subsidised activities focused on improving the energy efficiency of the housing stock and/or household appliances (in particular hot water and heating boilers). Investment costs of these schemes are high, but they can have significant long-term benefits, and help meet CO2 emissions targets as well as alleviating fuel poverty.