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

Ortiz, J., and Salom, J.
2016
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This report estimates the effects of housing quality and energy renovations on the health of occupants. The study includes an approximation of the costs in the Spanish health system that can be avoided through the improvement of the quality of the Spanish housing stock.Read more

Robić, S.
2016
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This report gives a glimpse into the everyday life of those who are severely affected by adverse impacts of living in energy poverty throughout South East Europe, while trying to provide guidance for possible paths to solving the problem. Tools and mechanisms that can provide immediate and much...Read more

Tirado Herrero., S., Jiménez Meneses, L., López Fernández, J.L., Perero Van Hove, E., Irigoyen Hidalgo, V.M., Savary, P.
2016

Energy poverty is understood as the result of a broader and less strictly defined condition referred to as energy vulnerability that is described as the propensity of a household to suffer from a lack of adequate energy services in the home. This new approach explains energy poverty as a dynamic...Read more

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
2015
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This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ,...Read more

Formosa, A.
2015
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In 2014, about 25,276 Maltese families were registered as fuel poor and they were provided with an ‘energy benefit’ aimed at mitigating the effect of expenditure on water and electricity bills [1]. This financial assistance cost the taxpayers approximately €5 million per year [2]. In the light...Read more

Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M.
2015
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The term energy poverty is used to describe a situation of a household not able to satisfy socially and materially the required levels of its energy services. Energy and fuel poverty is an increasing problem in the European Union. Although the specific conditions vary from country to country the...Read more

Liddell, C., Morris, C., Thomson, H., and Guiney, C.
2015
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This article reviews historical data on cold-related deaths in Europe (1980–2013). It outlines the classic ‘excess winter deaths’ methodology used to estimate cold-related mortality and explores the inaccuracies that are associated with this generic estimation method: it yields relatively...Read more

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