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

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

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

Martín-Consuegra, F. ; Gómez Giménez, J.M. ; Alonso, C. ; Córdoba Hernández, R. ; Hernández Aja, A. ; Oteiza, I.
2020
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This study was conducted in response to the need to integrate the existing methods for assessing urban deprivation in European cities and introduce in such analyses the fuel poverty-related factors that induce it. Poor residential building thermal quality in the least advantaged neighbourhoods...Read more

Kousis, I. et al.
2020
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Existing research suggests that students are an under-reported and under-supported group of the population that frequently lives in fuel poverty. Furthermore, studies show that students do not realize that they live in fuel poor conditions and are rarely recognized as a group vulnerable to fuel...Read more

Antepara, I., Papada, L., Gouveia, J.P., Katsoulakos, N., Kaliampakos, D.
2020
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In many European countries, energy poverty is measured on the basis of real energy bills, as theoretical energy costs are hard to calculate. The UK is an exception—the data inputs for the Low Income-High Cost (LIHC) indicator are based on reasonable energy costs, these data are collected through...Read more

Martín-Consuegra, F., Hernández-Aja, A., Oteiza, I., Alonso, C.
2019
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A methodology that allows the localization of urban areas that are suffering from fuel poverty is developed. Average incomes per household and residential energy consumption for each urban area are analyzed with a Geographical Information System. This methodology is applied to a case study: the...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P. and Simoes, S.G.
2019
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Energy poverty is a growing societal challenge that puts the welfare of many European citizens at risk. Several different indicators have been developed with the objective of assessing this phenomenon. The aim of this work is to develop a novel high-resolution spatial scale...Read more

Robinson, C., Lindley, S., Bouzarovski, S.
2019
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A household’s vulnerability to energy poverty is socially and spatially variable. Efforts to measure energy poverty, however, have focused on narrow, expenditure-based metrics or area-based targeting. These metrics are not spatial per se, because the relative importance of drivers does not vary...Read more

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