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Energy Act 2010

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Section 15: Schemes for reducing fuel poverty: interpretation

69.This section sets out the key definitions used in this Part of the Act. Subsection (1) defines a reduction in fuel poverty for the purposes of this Part of the Act. Fuel poverty is reduced if the number of people living in fuel poverty is reduced or the extent to which any person is living in fuel poverty is reduced.

70.Subsection (2)(a) defines for the purposes of this Part what it means for a person to be living in fuel poverty. This is equivalent to the definition of fuel poverty contained in the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000. Subsection (2)(b) defines what is a reduction in the extent to which a person is in fuel poverty.

71.Subsection (3) gives the Secretary of State the power to make regulations on what is to be regarded as living in fuel poverty, and what is to be regarded as a reduction in the extent to which a person is living in fuel poverty.

72.Subsection (4) provides that these regulations may specify, for the purposes of subsection (2)(a), what is to be regarded as a lower income, or a reasonable cost, or the circumstances in which a home is to be regarded for those purposes as being warm, or may amend this section.

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