Affordable clean energy for people on low incomes
This report models policies that can reduce energy poverty and improve access to affordable, clean energy.
At a glance
This report focuses on reducing energy bills by making homes energy efficient, setting a fair retail price and raising Newstart and concessions. These changes would help low-income households adapt to climate change and the transition to clean energy.
This is the third and final report in a series produced by ACOSS and BSL, looking at how low-income households can be supported through a transition to clean energy.
This report is the final in the ACOSS/BSL series on improving support for low-income households through the transition to clean energy. It models policies that would reduce the amount people on low incomes spend on energy to relieve their energy stress and support a faster transition to clean energy.
The results show that measures focused on reducing the size of energy bills (investment in energy efficiency in homes and implementing a fair regulated retail price) and improving people’s capacity to pay (increasing Newstart and better targeted concessions) help reduce energy costs for people on low incomes.
Last updated on 28 February 2020
In this series
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