Consumer Behavior and Energy Policy: An International Perspective

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In summary, the analysis presented in this report indicates that the priority area for assisting low-income households must be in-home energy, particularly heating costs. It appears that the conservation options needing priority consideration include energy subsidies and retrofit grants specially designed for low-income families.

Cover story, MacLean, "Canada's Forgotten Poor," January 30, 1984, pp. 14-23.
For example, The Citizens Energy Corp., Boston, MA, USA, has been established to help low-income consumers save on their heating bills. The National Right to Fuel Campaign, Bradford, U.K., is promoting the "Cost of Warmth Index" to measure levels of fuel poverty experienced by low-income families.


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