Back to top

Publications

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

Heindl,P.; Schüßler, R.; Löschel, A.
2014
Language

The transition of the German energy system towards renewable energy triggers considerable costs for private households. Costs are passed through to households by a surcharge per kilowatt hour. This effectively leads to high cost burdens for poorer households relative to wealthier ones. The...Read more

Santamouris, M., Alevizos, S.M., Aslanoglou, L., Mantzios, D., Milonas, P., Sarelli, I., Karatasou, S., Cartalis, K., Paravantis, J.A.
2014
Language

Previous research has shown that the economic crisis has a very serious impact to the indoor environmental quality of the low income households. Indoor temperature as well as energy, environmental, social and health related data are collected during the winter 2012–2013 from 50 low and very low...Read more

Ahern, C., et al.
2013
Language

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

Deutsche Caritasverband
2013
Language

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
Language

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

Karatasou, S., Laskari, M., Santamouris, M.
2013
Language

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

Langevin, J., Gurian, P.L., and Wen, J.
2013
Language

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

May, X.
2013
Language

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

Pages