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Publications

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

Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., Green, G. and Warm Front Study Group
2007
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This study investigated explanatory factors for persistent cold temperatures in homes which have received heating improvements. It included an analysis of data from a national survey of dwellings and households (in England occupied by low-income residents) that had received heating improvements...Read more

Devalière, I.
2007
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The analysis of unpaid energy bills shows a wide variety of situations. The main causes are old housing and low incomes. Support measures provided by EDF solve urgent cases, but the long-term improvements of houses remain a challenge. The question remains: will the new energy suppliers support...Read more

Fankhauser, S. and Tepic, S.
2007
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Low-income households spend a substantial share of their income on utility services such as electricity, heating and water. The difficulty of these socially vulnerable consumers to absorb further price increases is often used as an argument against tariff reform. However, detailed quantitative...Read more

Illsley, B., Jackson, T., and Lynch, B.
2007
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Tackling fuel poverty is central to the delivery of the Scottish Executive’s commitment to social justice. Many Scottish rural households are not linked into the mains gas network and rely on expensive alternatives, despite being surrounded by plentiful supplies of low-cost renewable wood...Read more

Santamouris M., Kapsis K., Korres D., Livada I., Pavlou C., Assimakopoulos, M.N.
2007
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Social, financial, energy and technical data from about 1110 households have been collected during 2004 in the major Athens area. The sample has been divided in seven income groups and a detailed analysis has been performed. Important conclusions have been drawn regarding the quality of...Read more

Shortt, N. and Rugkåsa, J.
2007
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This article reports the findings from an evaluation of a fuel poverty programme in the Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone in Northern Ireland. Focusing on a rural community, it adds to the debate surrounding the hidden nature of rural fuel poverty. As part of the programme, energy...Read more

Armstrong, D., Winder, R. and Wallis, R.
2006
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This study examined the success of a local initiative to provide free installation of central heating for a group of elderly people. The uptake of the offer of central heating was monitored through its different stages. Where possible, comments were invited from the elderly tenants to whom the...Read more

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