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

Vasconcelos, J., Freire, E., Morais, J., Machado, J.R., and Santana, P.
2010
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On summer and winter months, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates vary throughout Europe. For example, areas with mild winters seem to be the ones with higher number of seasonal mortality. In fact, Portugal is one of the southern countries together with Ireland that have higher mortality...Read more

Wolf, J., Adger, W., and Lorenzoni, I.
2010
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Heat waves and cold spells pose ongoing seasonal risks to the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals. Current attempts to address these risks in the UK are implemented through fuel-poverty strategies and heat-wave planning. This paper examines evidence from the UK on whether heat waves...Read more

Ekamper, P., van Poppel, F., van Duin, C. and Garssen, J.
2009
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Even in present-day high-income countries, there is a lot of evidence of a high degree of vulnerability of the population to both high and low outdoor temperatures. The magnitude of temperature-related mortality is strongly related to a wide variety of social, economic, and behavioural factors....Read more

European Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Project (EPEE)
2009
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EPEE is an EEI project, co-financed by the European commission, which aims to increase knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty, to quantify the households in this situation and to devise some effective operational mechanisms to tackle it. This report is one of the first outputs of the EPEE...Read more

Barnes, M., Butt, S. and Tomaszewski, W.
2008
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Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and child outcomes has been acknowledged in a number of studies, relatively little is understood about the nature of this...Read more

El Ansari, W., and El-Silimy, S.
2008
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The London Borough of Newham, London piloted the Warm Zone, a government-led fuel poverty reduction scheme. Fuel poverty is often cited as a factor in excess winter mortality (EWM) in the UK. This study reported in this paper assessed whether EWM decreased for people aged ≥65 years in Newham as...Read more

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