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Publications

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

EU Energy Poverty Observatory
2020
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The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is an initiative by the European Commission to support Member States in their efforts to alleviate energy poverty. Its principal mission is to engender transformational change in knowledge about the state of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative...Read more

Mastropietro, P., Rodilla, P., Batlle, C.,
2020
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The Covid-19 outbreak that spread worldwide at the beginning of 2020 exacerbated energy poverty issues. Several countries tried to contain the epidemic through confinement measures that require people to stay home. This measure had a two-fold effect: i) the energy needs of residential consumers...Read more

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, Council of European Energy Regulators
2019
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The report monitors the performance of consumer protection measures in the European electricity and gas markets. It discusses national definitions of energy poverty, definitions for vulnerable consumers and protection measures in place with a strong focus on discsonnection protections and...Read more

Economic and Social Research Institute
2019
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The publication first describes the nessecary background and policy objectives of a carbon tax. It then discusses in detail the effect a carbon tax could have on energy poverty. It discusses how energy poverty can be reduced by different policy packages that are compensating households for the...Read more

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