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

Bouzarovski, S., and Tirado Herrero, S.
2015
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Energy poverty can be understood as the inability of a household to secure a socially and materially necessitated level of energy services in the home. While the condition is widespread across Europe, its spatial and social distribution is highly uneven. In this paper, the existence of a...Read more

Deller, D. and Waddams, C.
2015
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This report summarises the existing literature on policies used to tackle affordability pressures in the energy, water, telecoms and transport sectors within the EU. Both EU level and policies within individual member states are considered. The paper highlights the wide variation in the...Read more

Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M.
2015
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The term energy poverty is used to describe a situation of a household not able to satisfy socially and materially the required levels of its energy services. Energy and fuel poverty is an increasing problem in the European Union. Although the specific conditions vary from country to country the...Read more

Liddell, C., Morris, C., Thomson, H., and Guiney, C.
2015
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This article reviews historical data on cold-related deaths in Europe (1980–2013). It outlines the classic ‘excess winter deaths’ methodology used to estimate cold-related mortality and explores the inaccuracies that are associated with this generic estimation method: it yields relatively...Read more

Pye, S., Dobbins, A., Baffert, C., Brajković, J., Grgurev, I., De Miglio, R., & Deane, P.
2015
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This policy report from the INSIGHT_E consortium assesses how Member States define the issue of energy poverty and vulnerable consumers, and the measures that have been implemented to address these issues.Read more

Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa D.
2015
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Extreme weather conditions in urban areas have a serious impact on the quality of life, energy consumption and health of urban citizens. In addition energy poverty has a serious impact on the quality of life of low income households. The aim of the present paper is review the actual housing...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

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

Waddams, C. and Deller, D.
2015
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This report surveys the affordability of energy, water, telecoms and transport services across the EU. It maps the share of household expenditure devoted to these different utilities across member states, looks at the ways to assess affordability in different sectors and reviews the literature...Read more

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