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

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

Großmann, K., Buchholz, J., Buchmann, C., Hedtke, C., Höhnke, C., Schwarz, N.
2015
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In debates related to energy poverty, the link to questions of residential segregation remains somewhat peripheral. Because, usually, only energy-poor households are at the focus and residential mobility is not addressed, the interdependencies between households’ energy costs and the residential...Read more

Schumacher, K. et al
2015
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Policymaking to alleviate energy poverty needs to find a balance between short-term remedies and the resolution of long-term drivers of energy poverty. EU policy might need to work towards a) finding a definition of energy poverty; b) supporting national policies financially through EU...Read more

Bafoil, F., Fodor, F., and Le-Roux, D.
2014
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This publication compares energy poverty policies in five countries (the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland and Hungary) based on a survey. It notes that local and national authorities are poorly equipped to provide effective solutions.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

Schaller, S.; Kopatz, M.
2014
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In Germany, millions of households have difficulty paying their energy bills. One solution is energy consulting. The clevererKIEZ project was based on an integrative concept that links the labor market, social goals and environmental goals. As part of an intensive training program, the long-term...Read more

Tews, K.
2014
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Rising electricity prices call into question the social compatibility of the energy transition - politics, business and social organizations fear new "energy poverty" among low-income sections of the population. However, if the term energy poverty is defined as action-guiding rather than...Read more

Deutsche Caritasverband
2013
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The problem of energy poverty is current and urgent, because energy prices have been rising continuously for many years. As of January 1, 2013, many electricity suppliers have implemented price increases by an average of twelve percent. However, energy poverty does not have just one cause, but...Read more

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