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

Pereira, M.P., Freitas, M.A.V. and Silva, N.F.
2011
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In recent years successive Brazilian governments have actively pursued economic and social policies aimed at reducing poverty and promoting social equality and inclusion. In the field of energy, this has meant introducing and implementing programs aimed at expanding the supply of safe and reliable...Read more
Pereira, M.P., Sena, J.A, Freitas, M.A.V. and Silva, N.F.
2011
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Most developing countries include rural electrification programs in their efforts to improve social conditions. There are, however, several obstacles to the evaluation of such programs and therefore of their social, economic, environmental and energy impacts on the target population, particularly...Read more
Simshauser, P., Nelson, T. and Doan, T.
2011
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An analysis suggests that incremental GST collections from electricity accounts are more than adequate to eliminate fuel poverty. This could facilitate access to efficient electric appliances and in-home displays for fuel-poor households. The widespread shift to smart meters and time-of-use...Read more

Åströma, D.O., Fosberg, B. and Rocklöv, J.
2011
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With a rapidly growing number of publications on this subject the objective was to review the recent literature for research regarding the impact of heat waves and elevated temperature on the elderly with regards to mortality and morbidity. Six studies of temperature-morbidity-relationship were...Read more

Bhattarai, K.
2010
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The National Health Service (NHS) in UK prescribes 210 C in the living room and 180 C in other rooms for all households but for more than 7.7 percent households cost of heating is above 10 percent of their income and they suffered from coldness related diseases and are in fuel poverty. Raising...Read more

Braubach, M. and Fairburn, J.
2010
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Housing conditions and environmental quality of residential areas are differentially distributed in the population. Less affluent population groups are more often affected by inadequate housing conditions and higher environmental burden in their residential neighbourhoods. A synthesis of the...Read more

Feng, K., et al.
2010
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Current economic instruments aimed at climate change mitigation focus mainly on CO2 emissions, but efficient climate mitigation needs to focus on other greenhouse gases as well as CO2. This study investigates the distributional effects of climate change taxes on households belonging to different...Read more

Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H. and the Housing, Heating and Health Study Research Team
2010
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New Zealand homes are underheated by international standards, with average indoor temperatures below the WHO recommended minimum of 188C. Research has highlighted the connection between low indoor temperatures and adverse health outcomes, including social functioning and psychological well-being...Read more

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