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

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

Habersbrunner, K., Martschew, E-C.
2020
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Today, women are more likely to face poverty and hence, more affected by energy poverty. Therefore, it becomes clear that gender inequality increases the risk of energy poverty. Although EU institutions acknowledge the need to reduce energy poverty by organising financial support programmes,...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

Mastropietro, P., Rodilla, P., and Batlle, C.
2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown exacerbated energy poverty and insecurity worldwide. Many governments introduced emergency measures to protect energy consumers during confinement. We review and classify the policies implemented across the five continents, identifying potential...Read more

Oliveras, L., Peralta, A., Palència, L., Gotsens, M., López, MJ., Artazcoz, L., Borrell, C. and Marí-Dell'Olmo, M.
2020
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The aim of this study is to analyse the time trends in the European Union (EU) before and during the economic crisis in 1) the energy poverty (EP) prevalence; 2) the association between EP and health and 3) the impact of EP on health. We analyse trends among women and men in two EU macro regions...Read more

Tirado Herrero, S.
2020
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This report offers a critical review of EU-funded energy, environment and society projects to identify key gaps and lessons learned. As recommendations for the EmpowerMed project, it calls to reconsider energy saving through behaviour change goals as vulnerable households struggle to achieve a...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

MIDDLEMISS, L., ALBALA, P. A., EMMEL, N., GILLARD, R., GILBERTSON, J., HARGREAVES, T., MULLEN, C., RYAN, T., SNELL, C. & TOD, A.
2019
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Energy poverty is widely understood to be a complex and multi-faceted problem, with a range of drivers. In this paper we draw on secondary qualitative data on energy poverty from the UK, as well as conceptual thinking informed by the capabilities approach, to explore a previously...Read more

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