Centre for Sustainable Energy, UK
Tackling fuel poverty and influencing policy
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is on a mission to eradicate fuel poverty in the UK. As well as providing direct assistance to people at risk of fuel poverty in Avon and Somerset, it insulates large numbers of properties and offers advice and help on saving energy. So far almost 100,000 fuel-poor households have been helped. CSE also helps other organisations to tackle fuel poverty in their own spheres of influence with a range of freely available resources.
Most impressively, CSE has been instrumental in driving forward the government’s fuel poverty agenda: amongst other successes, its model for assessing the impact of energy levies on the poorest customers has been adopted by government.