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Diagnosis of causes and consequences of fuel poverty in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom


EPEE is an EEI project, co-financed by the European commission, which aims to increase knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty, to quantify the households in this situation and to devise some effective operational mechanisms to tackle it. This report is one of the first outputs of the EPEE project. It synthesizes the studies of causes and the consequences of fuel poverty led in each of the partner countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and United-Kingdom). Fuel poverty is an interaction of three different policy areas: energy, housing and incomes. Understanding and evaluating fuel poverty phenomenon entails an understanding of these areas and their interactions. The study is limited by the data available. In some cases we would have liked to have done further analysis, but because of a lack of data we were only able to make a rudimentary start.