This publication describes the results of research to increase the effectiveness of energy poverty policies. The research focused on the experiences and results of a few energy poverty projects in the Netherlands. Based on this research, recommendations are give on how energy poverty policies...Read more
Energy poverty – which has also been recognised via terms such as ‘fuel poverty’ and ‘energy vulnerability’ – occurs when a household experiences inadequate levels of energy services in the home. Measuring energy poverty is challenging, as it is a culturally sensitive and private condition,...Read more
Energy poverty can be understood as the inability of a household to secure socially and materially the necessitated level of energy services in the home. This condition is described as either energy or fuel poverty and it has been recognized by the EU's so called “Third Energy Package”.
Investigation of energy poverty and its effect in Central Makedonia, in northern Greece, where the climate is harsher and heating requirements significantly higher than in the other parts of the country. A questionnaire aiming to assess energy poverty in low income urban areas was used. The...Read more
An independent, academic review of evidence resulting in a new definition of fuel poverty in Scotland. As recommended by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and the Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force, the Scottish Government appointed an independent panel of experts to review...Read more
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, presents an overview of the situation within the EU with regard to the way energy poverty is experienced by women and men and explores through a gender lens existing EU...Read more
This article focuses on the health-threatening risks related to poor housing suffered by low-income and poor households, and in particular the relationship between housing, energy, poverty, health and educationRead more