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

Ahern, C., et al.
2013
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Ireland's housing stock has been identified as being amongst the least energy efficient in Northern Europe. Consequently, atmospheric emissions are greater than necessary. Government funded schemes have been introduced to incentivise the uptake of thermal retrofit measures in the domestic Irish...Read more

Karatasou, S., Laskari, M., Santamouris, M.
2013
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Energy efficiency through change of energy-related behavior represents a significant promise in terms of energy savings. Building occupants' behavior has a great influence on final energy consumption, and although behavioral savings potentials were usually omitted, there is, currently, a...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

O'Sullivan et al.
2013
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Prepayment metering is an electricity payment method often used by low-income consumers. Fuel poverty is an important public health problem in New Zealand, and is likely to be a particular problem for those using prepayment metering. This paper details a nationwide postal survey of consumers...Read more

Santamouris, M., Paravantis, J.A., Founda, D., Kolokotsa, D., Michalakakou, P., Papadopoulos, A.M., Kontoulis, N., Tzavali, A., Stigka, E.K., Ioannidis, Z., Mehilli, A., Matthiessen, A., Servou, E.
2013
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This research aims to investigate, analyze and characterize the relation between the economic crisis and energy consumption in Greece. A survey held in the spring and summer of 2012 collected data of the heating energy consumption for 2010–2011 and 2011–2012, from 598 households via a...Read more

Vulnerable Consumer Working Group of the European Commission
2013
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EU legislation for energy retail markets is aimed at supporting all customers, but in particular consumers in vulnerable circumstances. This report, summarising the views of the Vulnerable Consumer Working Group (VCWG), focuses on Member State obligations for vulnerable customers as defined in...Read more

Deutsche Caritasverband
2013
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The problem of energy poverty is current and urgent, because energy prices have been rising continuously for many years. As of January 1, 2013, many electricity suppliers have implemented price increases by an average of twelve percent. However, energy poverty does not have just one cause, but...Read more

Hirth, L., and Ueckerdt, F.
2013
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Energy and climate policies are usually seen as measures to internalize externalities. However, as a side effect, the introduction of these policies redistributes wealth between consumers and producers, and within these groups. While redistribution is seldom the focus of the academic literature...Read more

Langevin, J., Gurian, P.L., and Wen, J.
2013
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Low-income housing constitutes an important but often overlooked area for energy use reductions within the US residential sector. Given the scarcity of existing information on this subject, this study uses a semi-structured interview format to explore the key behavioral tendencies, energy...Read more

Tanner, L.M., et al.
2013
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This review identified socioeconomic, housing and behavioural factors associated with a range of cold weather-related adverse health or social outcomes. Only tentative conclusions can be drawn due to the limitations of existing research. More robust studies are needed to address the...Read more

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