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

Milne, G. and Boardman, B.

The primary aim of this study was to analyse the significance of household temperature in determining the amount of potential energy savings taken back in the form of an increase in the comfort temperature following energy efficiency improvements. If the dual goals of energy conservation and...Read more

Somerville, M., Mackenzie, I., Owen, P. and Miles, D.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of NHS money to improve health by improving housing conditions. A pilot study assessing health outcomes before and after improving housing conditions was conducted, studying 72 children with previously diagnosed asthma living in 59 damp houses...Read more

Kočenda, E. and Čábelka, Š.

Despite the gradual progress in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), a number of obstacles must still be overcome before transition economies can embark fully on the path towards sustainable long-run growth. One of these hurdles is the liberalization of the energy sector...Read more

Boardman, B.

Policies to assist low-income households obtain sufficient warmth and overcome fuel poverty depend upon energy-efficiency investments in the long run and increased fuel consumption meanwhile. The poor spend twice as much on fuel, as a proportion of income, and are more likely than other families...Read more

Keatinge, W.R., Coleshaw, S.R.K. and Holmes, J.

Changes in summer (July-September) and winter (January-March) mortalities of people aged 70-74 in England and Wales from 1964 to 1984 were compared with possible causal factors. Summer mortalities were little affected by annual temperature or influenza epidemics and fell from 1972-1975 for all...Read more

Osbaldeston, J.

Cities, with their numerous buildings and transport networks occupied and used by millions of individuals are huge energy-consuming entities. However, in Western Europe energy has rarely been considered as a criterion in architecture or planning. Coal has always been abundant and the shift to...Read more