The Fuel Poverty Research Network (FPRN) was established in 2016 by researchers who were all concerned with different aspects of the interaction between people, homes and energy.

FPRN's work is underpinned by four core principles:

  • Collaborating: creating opportunities for collaborative working within and between sectors in order to promote a stronger collective voice and increase the potential for impact
  • Uniting policy, practice and academia in pursuit of the eradication of fuel poverty
  • Disseminating and communicating fuel poverty research and intelligence to peers and end users
  • Impacting: maximising opportunities for informing and shaping policy and practice.

Read more about our purpose and activities.

NEW FUND

Launch of new funding for early career

8 November 2020

FPRN launches our new funding programme to support early career in both research and practice. Applications now open!

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EVENT
Lisbon Skyline
COMMENT

How can we embed a health inequalities approach to addressing fuel poverty in off-gas households?

Dr Jamie-Leigh Rosenburgh, Senior Research and Policy Officer at National Energy Action

2nd September 2020

Farmhouse set in a remote location in Wales
COMMENT

Lockdown is disrupting the usual coping strategies of the fuel poor and necessitating new ones

Aimee Ambrose, Graeme Sherriff, William Baker, Jenny Brierley, Danielle Butler, Robert Marchand, Trivess Moore, Marilyn Smith

6th July 2020

People sitting outside in park
COMMENT

Can the ‘Just Transition’ put an end to energy poverty?

Marilyn Smith, Founder & Executive Director, The ENERGY ACTION Project (EnAct)

9th June 2020

Margareta Kuhmunen, 68, and her husband reindeer herder Lars Kuhmunen, 75, live in a former fox breeding farm. The old butchery is now their kitchen. The whole house is heated by a wood stove.
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