• Research Briefing

    Fuel poverty in the UK

    Record energy price rises have led to concern that more families will be drawn into ever deeper fuel poverty. This briefing at how fuel poverty varies across the UK, policies to address fuel poverty, and stakeholder comment on the issue.

  • Research Briefing

    The energy price crunch

    The price of energy has dramatically increased in recent months; both in the UK and globally. The prices are causing widespread concern and knock-on impacts for both domestic and commercial energy consumers. This paper sets out the causes of the price rise, impacts in the UK, and possible implications for UK energy policy.

  • Debate Pack

    Enabling community energy

    A debate has been scheduled in Westminster Hall on Thursday 1 July 2021 at 1.30pm on enabling community energy. The subject for this debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee and the Members introducing the debate are Wera Hobhouse MP, Ben Lake MP and Peter Aldous MP.

  • Research Briefing

    Community energy

    Community energy refers to energy projects that are wholly or partially owned and controlled by local communities. The projects can span generation – usually renewable or low carbon – or demand reduction such as energy efficiency.

  • Research Briefing

    Green Homes Grant

    This briefing paper summarises the Green Homes Grant Scheme that was open from September 2020 to March 2021. The paper covers details of the scheme, commentary on the scheme, its closure, and possible next steps.

  • Debate Pack

    UK Hydrogen Economy

    A Westminster Hall debate on the UK hydrogen economy has been scheduled for Thursday 17 December 2020 at 3.00pm. The debate will be led by Alexander Stafford MP. This House of Commons Library debate pack provides background information and press and parliamentary coverage of the issues.