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

Robine, J-M., Cheung, S.L.K., Le Roy, S., Van Oyen, H., Griffiths, C., Michel, J-P. and Herrmann, F.R.

Daily numbers of deaths at a regional level were collected in 16 European countries. Summer mortality was analyzed for the reference period 1998-2002 and for 2003. More than 70,000 additional deaths occurred in Europe during the summer 2003. Major distortions occurred in the age distribution of...Read more

Fankhauser, S. and Tepic, S.

Low-income households spend a substantial share of their income on utility services such as electricity, heating and water. The difficulty of these socially vulnerable consumers to absorb further price increases is often used as an argument against tariff reform. However, detailed quantitative...Read more

World Health Organization

The impact of climate and temperature on health has been receiving increased attention in recent years. Although a precise assessment of the burden of disease caused by low indoor temperatures is not yet available, indoor thermal discomfort and fuel poverty may be of great importance in many...Read more

Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Miladinova, G. and Paizs, L.

The fall of communism left some of the most polluting and wasteful energy sectors of the World in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). After 15 years of restructuring, eight of these countries have joined the European Union (EU), closing an era of economic transitions. What progress has been made...Read more

Balaras, C., Droutsa, K., Dascalaki, E. and Kontoyiannidis, S.

Buildings have direct environmental impacts, ranging from the use of raw materials for their construction and renovation to the consumption of natural resources, like water and fossil fuels, and the emission of harmful substances. Data on heating energy consumption were collected during the...Read more