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

Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE)
2015
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This report finds that a variety of already successful building renovation approaches could inspire the future development of renovation policies to deliver deep CO2 savings and cut energy wastage. The study describes five replicable schemes from different European Member States and highlights...Read more

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
2015
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This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ,...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

Mahoney, S. & Stockton, H.
2015
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In this study, prepared for National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions by The Children’s Society and National Energy Action, we explored the effects of living in fuel-poor households on everyday life, the tactics that people deploy to try to cope with these, and some of the unintended...Read more

Middlemiss, L.and Gillard, R.
2015
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Recent quantitative and qualitative evidence documents a dramatic reduction in average direct UK household energy consumption in the last decade. The ‘fuel poverty gap’ in the UK (average shortfall that fuel poor households experience in affording their energy bills) has also grown substantially...Read more

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

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