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

Swora, M., Buchowska, N., Skoczylas, M.
2015
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The problem of access to energy from the international perspective is not only the matter of protection of vulnerable customers but also of energy poverty, which is strongly correlated with the global problem of poverty itself. In our opinion energy is crucial for any development, and poverty...Read more

Sánchez-Guevara, C., Fernández, A.S., and Aja, A.H.
2015
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Fuel poverty can be defined as ‘the inability to afford adequate warmth in the home’ and it is the result of the combination of three factors: low household income, lack of energy efficiency and high energy bills. Within this context, the present research is aimed at characterizing, for the...Read more

Andadari, R.K., Mulder, P. and Rietveld, P.
2014
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In low- and middle-income countries, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) can be an attractive alternative to the widespread use of traditional kerosene. Not only is LPG a relatively clean, safe and cost-effective fuel for households, its large-scale adoption also reduces the heavy burden of kerosene...Read more

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

Gerbery, D., Filčák, R.
2014
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Poverty is a multi-dimensional phenomenon, with a complicated nature, roots and multiple impacts. Although generally missing in the mainstream definitions, access to energy has become an increasingly important aspect of this poverty. In modern societies access to energy is a basic condition for...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

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