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This section contains scientific articles, reports and other documents related to energy poverty.

Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition
2017
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Between 2008 and 2012, one-third of French households carried out energy-related work in their homes. This type of renovation was conducted more frequently than on average in individual houses and dwellings occupied by owners or well-off households. Energy performance analyses conducted in 2013...Read more

Bonnard S, C. Bruynoghe, M. Deprez et B. Kestemont
2015
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The recent crisis highlighted the need for a new paradigm able to reinforce growth taking into account climate, environmental and well-being considerations. Indeed, the pressure from energy costs is becoming a major concern for an increasing share of the population. In this report, the impact of...Read more

Dubois, U.
2015
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This article dives into the topic of energy poverty in urban areas in France. Because this type of energy poverty can take different forms, it is difficult to evaluate using indicators and it has long been underestimated. Initially excluded from renovation programmes for households, the urban...Read more

Bafoil, F., Fodor, F., and Le-Roux, D.
2014
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This publication compares energy poverty policies in five countries (the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland and Hungary) based on a survey. It notes that local and national authorities are poorly equipped to provide effective solutions.Read more

Bartiaux, F., Van der Linden, M., Debast, N. & Baudaux, A.
2014
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This chapter is dedicated to energy poverty in Belgium. The first part aims to define this concept and adapt it to the Belgian context. Then, the chapter includes an estimation of the number of people affected by energy poverty. Afterwards, a large part of the chapter relates to the different...Read more

Frogneux N., Luyckx, C., and Bartiaux F.
2014
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Energy poverty has been conceptualized as an environmental injustice by Walker and Day (2012). This paper is an extension of this approach and situated it in a critical way inside Amartya Sen’s work on capabilities (1999, 2009). We show on the one hand how Sen’s idea of justice, which is based...Read more

May, X.
2013
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This study aims to better understand the topic of energy poverty in Belgium. Indeed, following the increase in energy prices over the past few years, more and more households are faced with difficulties to heat their homes and pay their energy bills. This is particularly the case for the elderly...Read more

European Economic and Social Committee
2013

On 12 February 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee, acting under Rule 29(2) of its Rules of Procedure, decided to draw up an own-initiative opinion on For coordinated European measures to prevent and combat energy poverty (own-initiative opinion).Read more

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