Disabled people risk being left in the cold in a sustainable energy future

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A new study reveals that disabled households in the Europe Union currently consume 10% less energy than other households, as well as being 5% more likely to experience energy poverty.

University of Leeds researchers warn that disabled people in the EU are already energy disadvantaged and therefore need greater consideration in planning for energy policy aimed at tackling the climate crisis.
The study, published today in Nature Energy, provides a comprehensive analysis of the energy use of disabled households in the Europe Union—including England—in various energy consumption areas, such as transport, leisure, food and health services.


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