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

Pereira, M.P., Melo, S., Guedes, V., Silva, N.F. and Freitas, M.A.V.
2018
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The document presents considerations about small wind technology under context of low carbon technology in Brazil, niches and benefits potential for community. In addition are discussed the nexus between energy potential and development Human index per municipality, besides proposal of regulation...Read more
Palma, P.
2017
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This study aims to assess the state of thermal comfort in residential dwellings, of all Portuguese civil parishes, according to the most recent administrative organization of the territory and the Residential Buildings Energy Performance Regulation (REH). A bottom-up buildings’ typology approach...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

Pereira, M.P., Freitas, M.A.V. and Silva, N.F.
2012
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Most developing countries include rural electrification programs in their efforts to improve social conditions. There are, however, several obstacles to the evaluation of such programs and therefore of their social, economic, environmental and energy impacts on the target population, particularly...Read more
European Economic and Social Committee
2010

The prices of electricity, gas and other fuels such as coal are still rising, and this trend looks set to continue in the coming years, which means that, unless swift and effective action is taken, the number of vulnerable energy consumers could also increase markedly. The purpose of this...Read more