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Bruce Judd

Journal article

Challenges in transitioning to low carbon living for lower income households in Australia

In the move towards low carbon living, the challenges faced by lower income groups are often overlooked. Recent rises in electricity costs disproportionate to income make this a more critical issue. Based on findings from focus group discussions with 164 lower income households and 18...
Journal article

Carbon reduction programs and lower income households in Australian cities

This paper presents preliminary findings of a recent research project on the barriers that lower-income households in four Australian cities – Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin – face in reducing their carbon consumption, and the impact of programs implemented by federal and state governments and...
Report

Lower income barriers to low carbon living: policy pathways to addressing barriers

This is the second and final report for the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living research project RP3038, Lower income barriers to low carbon living. The first report, Summary of focus group and survey findings, detailed the findings from our focus group discussions with...
Conference paper

Tenure as barrier to low carbon living

In the global push to lowering our carbon emissions by transitioning to renewable energy production and improving energy efficiency epitomised in the Paris Agreement in 2015, the importance of housing tenure to the adoption of low carbon living, particularly for those on lower incomes, is...
Conference paper

Lower income challenges to low carbon living in Australia

This paper reveals the barriers that lower income households face in improving their residential energy efficiency and in achieving low carbon living. It puts forward policy suggestions on how some current assistance and incentive programs encouraging low carbon living could be adjusted.