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

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
2019
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This consultation document sets out several proposals to update the 2015 fuel poverty strategy for England. Key proposals include: • Metric: Update the way in which fuel poverty is measured to better track progress against the statutory fuel poverty target for England. The proposal is to broaden...Read more

KERR, N., GILLARD, R. & MIDDLEMISS, L.
2019
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Energy poverty, as a social and political issue, is at different stages of development across Europe. Originating in the UK, it is reaching the political agenda in other European countries, driven by a range of concurrent issues including: economic recession and...Read more

MIDDLEMISS, L., ALBALA, P. A., EMMEL, N., GILLARD, R., GILBERTSON, J., HARGREAVES, T., MULLEN, C., RYAN, T., SNELL, C. & TOD, A.
2019
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Energy poverty is widely understood to be a complex and multi-faceted problem, with a range of drivers. In this paper we draw on secondary qualitative data on energy poverty from the UK, as well as conceptual thinking informed by the capabilities approach, to explore a previously...Read more

Robinson, C., Lindley, S., Bouzarovski, S.
2019
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A household’s vulnerability to energy poverty is socially and spatially variable. Efforts to measure energy poverty, however, have focused on narrow, expenditure-based metrics or area-based targeting. These metrics are not spatial per se, because the relative importance of drivers does not vary...Read more

ASSIST Consortium
2018
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The market behavioural segmentation represents a key preparatory phase for the development of the national and local actions. It will lead to a complete understanding of the actual situation under different aspects: socio-demographic, economic and dwelling characteristics of consumers, but also...Read more

Deller, D.
2018
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This paper provides a pan-EU mapping of energy affordability using energy expenditure shares. Large variations in energy expenditure shares are identified, with the shares being significantly higher in New Member States than the EU15. First, these variations indicate that a single expenditure-...Read more

Deller, D. and Waddams Price, C.
2018
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The retail energy market in the UK is highly politicised and since the turn of the millennium successive governments have pursued significant policies designed to ease the affordability of energy for certain groups. One of these policies, namely Winter Fuel Payments, represent both a significant...Read more

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