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fuel poverty

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Definition of fuel poverty in English:


[mass noun] chiefly British
The condition of being unable to afford to keep one’s home adequately heated: around 1.4 to 2 million households in England are in fuel poverty
More example sentences
  • The need for action to alleviate fuel poverty throughout Ireland is now well established.
  • Our partnership with NEA will provide important support for agencies working with ethnic minority communities to help address fuel poverty.
  • An underlying reasons for winter deaths is cold, damp homes which exacerbate fuel poverty.

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