Securing cheap energy is not just vital for homeowners and older individuals, but also young people living in rented accommodation.
This is according to the findings of a new study by Dr Saska Petrova of the University of Birmingham, which revealed a large proportion of those sharing flats are struggling to cover fuel costs.
Dr Petrova said: "This group represent a part of society that is invisible to fuel poverty assistance and many of them do not acknowledge or recognise that they are experiencing fuel poverty."
The research revealed around half of all young people are cutting back on their use of appliances in order to save energy.
Meanwhile, the majority do not realise they are living in fuel poverty, despite living with problems such as mould and condensation.
It may be difficult for renters to improve their energy efficiency, as they do not own the property where they live and so must rely on the foresight of landlords.
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