Low carbon thermal technologies in an ageing society - what are the issues?

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This paper is a commentary on the theme of this special issue, low carbon thermal technologies and older age, and the Conditioning Demand project. Drawing on the project findings, I discuss some key aspects of ageing that are relevant to the roll-out of low carbon technologies in domestic settings in ageing, developed societies. These include biological, cognitive, institutional and social dimensions. I conclude with some suggestions for ways of working to maximise the potential benefits of low carbon thermal technologies for older people.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-256
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Policy
Early online date29 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • Older people, Elderly, Low carbon, Thermal comfort, Energy transition, Domestic