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

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

This strategy builds on the progress and experience developed over the last four years since the publication of the first ever Government strategy on Affordable Energy. It expands the reach of existing energy efficiency schemes and commits the Government to developing and piloting new measures...Read more

Schumacher, K. et al

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

Ahern, C., et al.

Ireland's housing stock has been identified as being amongst the least energy efficient in Northern Europe. Consequently, atmospheric emissions are greater than necessary. Government funded schemes have been introduced to incentivise the uptake of thermal retrofit measures in the domestic Irish...Read more

Porritt, S.M., Cropper, P.C., Shao, L. and Goodier, C.I.

Extreme weather events, including heat waves, are predicted to increase in both frequency and severity over the coming decades. Low house building rates and a growing population mean there is a need to adapt existing dwellings. Research presented here uses dynamic thermal simulation to model the...Read more