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

Verhaert, I.
2017
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This article considers the need to develop a sustainable transition in the energy supply and analyses the social consequences that such a transition can have. In particular it looks at the adverse effects it could have on socioeconomically vulnerable groups.Read more

Lahaye W., Bartiaux F., and Sibeni A.
2016
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This chapter presents some results of a qualitative research on the practices, representations and experiences of persons living in energy poverty in one area of Belgium. A bottum-up approach is used with interviews with such persons. Results show the difficulties experienced by these persons,...Read more

Bonnard S, C. Bruynoghe, M. Deprez et B. Kestemont
2015
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The recent crisis highlighted the need for a new paradigm able to reinforce growth taking into account climate, environmental and well-being considerations. Indeed, the pressure from energy costs is becoming a major concern for an increasing share of the population. In this report, the impact of...Read more

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
2015
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This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ,...Read more

Delbeke, B., and Meyer, S.
2015
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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.
2014
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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.
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

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