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

Beatty, T.K.M., Blow, L., and Crossley, T.F.
2014
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Do households cut back on food spending to finance the additional cost of keeping warm during spells of unseasonably cold weather? For households which cannot smooth consumption over time, we describe how cold weather shocks are equivalent to income shocks. We merge detailed household level...Read more

Maidment, Christopher D.; Jones, Christopher R.; Webb, Thomas L.; Hathway, E. Abigail; Gilbertson, Jan M.
2014
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It is widely accepted that interventions designed to promote household energy efficiency, like insulation, central heating and double glazing, can help to reduce cold-related illnesses and associated stress by making it easier for residents to keep their homes warm. However, these interventions...Read more

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

Tirado Herrero., S., Jiménez Meneses, L., López Fernández, J.L., Martín García, J., Perero Van Hove, E.
2014

In 2012, a study carried out by the Association of Environmental Sciences (ACA) on energy poverty in Spain found that in 2010 the percentage of Spanish households with disproportionate energy expenditure reached 12% (close to 5 million people) and the percentage of Spanish households incapable...Read more

De Haro, M.T., and Koslowski, A.
2013
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The number of households living in fuel poverty across the UK is on the increase. This paper explores the experiences of those living in fuel poverty, and seeks to understand the reasons for lack of warmth in homes. Using a case study approach, 101 face-to-face interviews with residents of a...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

Oja, L., Vaahtera, A., Vehviläinen, L., Ahvenharju, S., Hakala, L.
2013
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The study was commissined by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment to understand the situation on energy poverty in Finland. It discusses the definition of energy poverty, analyses which households are most likely to be affected by energy poverty and presents possible measures to address...Read more

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