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

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

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P.
2019
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The reduction of energy consumption and the increase in energy efficiency is currently an important cornerstone of EU policy. Energy performance certificates (EPCs) were implemented as one of the tools to promote this agenda, and are used for the energy performance assessment of buildings. In...Read more

Palma, P., Gouveia, J.P., Simoes, S. G.
2019
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An aging building stock and low-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may be preventing the adequate energy performance (EP) of Portuguese dwellings. This study aims to estimate and analyze the EP gap of the occupied main residence Portuguese residential dwelling...Read more

Horta, A., Gouveia, J.P., Schmidt, L., Sousa, J., Palma, P., Simões, S.
2019
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Energy poverty seriously affects living conditions and health. In spite of its mild climate, Portugal has been pointed out as one of the most vulnerable countries in the European Union. Due to the multidimensionality of energy poverty, attention needs to be paid to specific factors contributing...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P.
2019
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The reduction of energy consumption and the increase in energy efficiency is currently an important cornerstone of EU policy. Energy performance certificates (EPCs) were implemented as one of the tools to promote this agenda, and are used for the energy performance assessment of buildings. In...Read more

Economic and Social Research Institute
2019
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The publication first describes the nessecary background and policy objectives of a carbon tax. It then discusses in detail the effect a carbon tax could have on energy poverty. It discusses how energy poverty can be reduced by different policy packages that are compensating households for the...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., Long, G.
2018
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Fuel poverty is a recognized and increasing problem in several European countries. A growing body of literature covers this topic, but dedicated analysis for Portugal are scarce despite the high perception of this condition. This paper contributes to fill this knowledge gap focusing on a...Read more

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