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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.
2013
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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

Pietsch, L.; Benz, I.; Schweizer-Ries, P.
2010
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In the project "FinSH - Financial and Support Instruments for Fuel Poverty in Social Housing", project partners from France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland and Germany have developed Europe-wide strategies for reducing energy poverty of low-income households. For this purpose, a comprehensive...Read more

Fankhauser, S. and Tepic, S.
2007
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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

Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Miladinova, G. and Paizs, L.
2006
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The fall of communism left some of the most polluting and wasteful energy sectors of the World in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). After 15 years of restructuring, eight of these countries have joined the European Union (EU), closing an era of economic transitions. What progress has been made...Read more

Balaras, C., Droutsa, K., Dascalaki, E. and Kontoyiannidis, S.
2005
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Buildings have direct environmental impacts, ranging from the use of raw materials for their construction and renovation to the consumption of natural resources, like water and fossil fuels, and the emission of harmful substances. Data on heating energy consumption were collected during the...Read more

Kočenda, E. and Čábelka, Š.
1999
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Despite the gradual progress in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), a number of obstacles must still be overcome before transition economies can embark fully on the path towards sustainable long-run growth. One of these hurdles is the liberalization of the energy sector...Read more

Freund, C.L., and Wallich, C.I.
1996
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The authors examine the welfare effects of increasing household energy prices in Poland. Their main finding is that the policy of subsidizing household energy prices, common in the transition economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, is regressive. Such programs do help the poor...Read more

Gray, D.
1995
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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

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