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Poverty, vulnerability and energy inequality. New analysis approaches


Energy poverty is understood as the result of a broader and less strictly defined condition referred to as energy vulnerability that is described as the propensity of a household to suffer from a lack of adequate energy services in the home. This new approach explains energy poverty as a dynamic condition caused by structural and short-term forces that go beyond the triad of contributing factors traditionally considered (household income, energy prices and energy efficiency of the dwelling). The report also presents a novel analysis of results and indicators in terms of energy inequality that allows for a comparison across groups with different purchasing powers.