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

EU Energy Poverty Observatory
2020
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The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is an initiative by the European Commission to support Member States in their efforts to alleviate energy poverty. Its principal mission is to engender transformational change in knowledge about the state of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative...Read more

Mastropietro, P., Rodilla, P., Batlle, C.,
2020
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The Covid-19 outbreak that spread worldwide at the beginning of 2020 exacerbated energy poverty issues. Several countries tried to contain the epidemic through confinement measures that require people to stay home. This measure had a two-fold effect: i) the energy needs of residential consumers...Read more

Sareen, S., Thomson, H., Tirado Herrero, S., Gouveia, J.P., Lippert, I. Lis, A.
2020
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Energy poverty, a condition whereby people cannot secure adequate home energy services, is gaining prominence in public discourse and on political and policy agendas. As its measurement is operationalised, metrical developments are being socially shaped. A European Union mandate for biennial...Read more

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, Council of European Energy Regulators
2019
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The report monitors the performance of consumer protection measures in the European electricity and gas markets. It discusses national definitions of energy poverty, definitions for vulnerable consumers and protection measures in place with a strong focus on discsonnection protections and...Read more

Della Valle, N.
2019
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Insufficient access to affordable, safe and reliable energy services deprives individuals of the essential means to live a good, satisfactory and just life. This problem is becoming more and more urgent in urban areas, in particular in low-income neighborhoods, in which the inability to meet...Read more

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2019
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This consultation document sets out several proposals to update the 2015 fuel poverty strategy for England. Key proposals include: • Metric: Update the way in which fuel poverty is measured to better track progress against the statutory fuel poverty target for England. The proposal is to broaden...Read more

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