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

Beatty, T.K.M., Blow, L., and Crossley, T.F.
2014
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Do households cut back on food spending to finance the additional cost of keeping warm during spells of unseasonably cold weather? For households which cannot smooth consumption over time, we describe how cold weather shocks are equivalent to income shocks. We merge detailed household level...Read more

Frogneux N., Luyckx, C., and Bartiaux F.
2014
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Energy poverty has been conceptualized as an environmental injustice by Walker and Day (2012). This paper is an extension of this approach and situated it in a critical way inside Amartya Sen’s work on capabilities (1999, 2009). We show on the one hand how Sen’s idea of justice, which is based...Read more

Großmann, K.; Bierwirth, A.; Bartke, S.; Jensen, Th.; Kabisch, S.; v. Malottki, C.; Mayer, I.; Rügamer, J.
2014
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The energy renovation of residential buildings is being promoted in many cities. What makes sense in terms of energy efficiency can lead to a crowding out of the old-established residents due to rising rental costs. In order for energy renovation not to contribute to increasing social...Read more

Heindl,P.; Schüßler, R.; Löschel, A.
2014
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The transition of the German energy system towards renewable energy triggers considerable costs for private households. Costs are passed through to households by a surcharge per kilowatt hour. This effectively leads to high cost burdens for poorer households relative to wealthier ones. The...Read more

Maidment, Christopher D.; Jones, Christopher R.; Webb, Thomas L.; Hathway, E. Abigail; Gilbertson, Jan M.
2014
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It is widely accepted that interventions designed to promote household energy efficiency, like insulation, central heating and double glazing, can help to reduce cold-related illnesses and associated stress by making it easier for residents to keep their homes warm. However, these interventions...Read more

Mould, R., Baker, K.J., & Emmanuel, R.
2014
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The fuel poor are those households that must spend more than 10% of their income to sustain a reasonable heating regime. The measures for fuel poverty in Scotland depend on a fuel spend for modelled energy use patterns, while England and Wales have adopted a relative measure of population...Read more

Murphy, L.
2014
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Energy audits are promoted as an effective tool to drive investment in energy efficiency measures in the residential sector. Despite operating in many countries for several decades details of the impact of audits are mixed. The aim of research presented here is to explore the role of audits on...Read more

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