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

Roberts, D., Vera-Toscano, E. and Phimister, E.
2015
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Fuel poverty is a significant policy issue. An argument often made is that rural households are more likely to be fuel poor due to the nature of rural housing stock and the more limited choice of energy sources in rural areas. This paper uses panel data to compare the level and dynamics of fuel...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

Snell, C., Bevan, M., and Thomson, H.
2015
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This paper considers the relationship between fuel poverty, disabled people, and policy changes in England, drawing on concepts of justice to deconstruct and explain empirical findings. Drawing on statistical analyses of the English Housing Survey, the paper presents three key findings. Firstly...Read more

Stockton, H. & Garrett, L.
2015
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The aim of this research was to explore and understand better the impact of different energy payment methods on the energy use and rationing practices of low-income families with children; and in particular households that use prepayment meters versus those that do not.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

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

Beatty, T.K.M., Blow, L., and Crossley, T.F.
2014
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Do households cut back on food spending to finance the additional cost of keeping warm during spells of unseasonably cold weather? For households which cannot smooth consumption over time, we describe how cold weather shocks are equivalent to income shocks. We merge detailed household level...Read more

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