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Energy Poverty Handbook


The handbook begins with an introduction of the social consequences of energy poverty on the life of households. It is followed by an article explaining the health implications of cold and damp dwellings. The third paper explores the quality of European housing stock, while the fourth piece analyses the macro-regional diferences of energy poverty and its causes. The second part of the handbook focuses on the existing policies and regulations by explaining the importance of an adequate legal definition, comparing the national regulations protecting vulnerable consumers and energy poor households. Finally, the financial resources that are available are explored, as well as best practices across Europe already operating and helping people in energy poverty.