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

Delbeke, B., and Meyer, S.

In 2013, roughly 13% of Belgian households devoted too large a part of their income to expenditure on energy. A further 4% of households restricted their energy consumption. Low-income and single-person households, tenants, single-parent families and the elderly are the most affected. The...Read more

Bartiaux, F., Van der Linden, M., Debast, N. & Baudaux, A.

This chapter is dedicated to energy poverty in Belgium. The first part aims to define this concept and adapt it to the Belgian context. Then, the chapter includes an estimation of the number of people affected by energy poverty. Afterwards, a large part of the chapter relates to the different...Read more

Frogneux N., Luyckx, C., and Bartiaux F.

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

May, X.

This study aims to better understand the topic of energy poverty in Belgium. Indeed, following the increase in energy prices over the past few years, more and more households are faced with difficulties to heat their homes and pay their energy bills. This is particularly the case for the elderly...Read more

Bartiaux F., Servais O., De Menten T., and Frogneux N.

This paper sketches the framework of policies dealing, often indirectly, with energy poverty in Belgium and originating in social laws, a federal competence. As most competences related to energy are dealt with at the Regional level, this paper is mainly focused on Wallonia, the Southern and...Read more

European Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Project (EPEE)

EPEE is an EEI project, co-financed by the European commission, which aims to increase knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty, to quantify the households in this situation and to devise some effective operational mechanisms to tackle it. This report is one of the first outputs of the EPEE...Read more