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

Bird, S., and Hernández, D.
2012
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The split incentive problem concerns the lack of appropriate incentives to implement energy efficiency measures. In particular, low income tenants face a phenomenon of energy poverty in which they allocate significantly more of their household income to energy expenditures than other renters....Read more

Boardman, B.
2012
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Fuel poverty exists when a household is unable to afford adequate energy services in the home on their present income. It includes all uses of energy – not just heating – and the standards to be obtained are what is needed, not what is being achieved. This is a normative definition. The energy...Read more

Bürger, V.
2012
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In order to limit global warming to 2 °C, industrialised countries like Germany are obliged to de-carbonise their energy systems extensively by the middle of the century. The building sector – particularly the building stock – plays a pivotal role in the long-term climate protection strategies...Read more

Cludius, J., Beznoska, M. and Steiner, V.
2012
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We calculate the expected distributional effects of the European Emissions Trading System combining industry and household-level data. By combining data on direct CO2 emissions by production sector from the German Environmental Account with the German Input-Output Accounts, we calculate the CO2...Read more

de Vries, R., and Blane, D.
2012
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This study found that individual risk of fuel poverty varied across counties. However, this variation was not explained by differences in climate. Fuel poverty was significantly related to worse health for two of the outcomes (respiratory health and depressive symptoms). However, there was no...Read more

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