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

Ruggeri Laderchi, C., Olivier, A., and Trimble, C.

The cost of energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as elsewhere, is an important policy issue, as shown by the concerns for energy affordability during the past harsh winter. Governments try to moderate the burden of energy expenditures that is experienced by households through subsidies to...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

Fankhauser, S. and Tepic, S.

Low-income households spend a substantial share of their income on utility services such as electricity, heating and water. The difficulty of these socially vulnerable consumers to absorb further price increases is often used as an argument against tariff reform. However, detailed quantitative...Read more

World Health Organization

The impact of climate and temperature on health has been receiving increased attention in recent years. Although a precise assessment of the burden of disease caused by low indoor temperatures is not yet available, indoor thermal discomfort and fuel poverty may be of great importance in many...Read more

Lampietti, J., and Meyer, A.

Heating is a critical issue for people's livelihoods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The region's cold climate, the legacy of central planning, and the drop in household incomes over the past 10 years influence profoundly the design of heating strategies for the urban poor. This paper...Read more

Krishnaswamy, V.

This report reviews the non-payment problems in the electricity sector in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union during the period 1990-1997. In addition, the review also covers the problem of low cash collections and the preference in some countries for the use of cash substitutes such as...Read more

Gray, D.

The common economies of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) had a large capacity to supply energy from gas and oil produced in Russia, as well as from locally produced poor quality coal and nuclear energy. Energy demand has dropped with the contraction of economic...Read more