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

EU Energy Poverty Observatory
2020
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The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is an initiative by the European Commission to support Member States in their efforts to alleviate energy poverty. Its principal mission is to engender transformational change in knowledge about the state of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative...Read more

Kousis, I. et al.
2020
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Existing research suggests that students are an under-reported and under-supported group of the population that frequently lives in fuel poverty. Furthermore, studies show that students do not realize that they live in fuel poor conditions and are rarely recognized as a group vulnerable to fuel...Read more

Economic and Social Research Institute
2019
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The publication first describes the nessecary background and policy objectives of a carbon tax. It then discusses in detail the effect a carbon tax could have on energy poverty. It discusses how energy poverty can be reduced by different policy packages that are compensating households for the...Read more

Government of Ireland
2019
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The Climate Action Plan describes Irelands policy plans to tackle climate change. It discusses how aspects of the plan might impact energy poverty and includes the commitment to review how current energy poverty schemes can be improved.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

Social Watt H2020
2019
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The purpose of this report is to establish the essential background setting in which the SocialWatt activities will be carried out. It therefore contains a discussion of definitions and indicators currently available to measure energy poverty at European and Member State level, studies on the...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

Ecoserveis Association
2018
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The Atlas of Initiatives of Energy Poverty in Europe , prepared by the Ecoserveis Association , is the product of an exhaustive review of the practices carried out around Europe at the end of 2016. The document comprises 65...Read more

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