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

Delbeke, B., and Meyer, S.
2015
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In 2013, roughly 13% of Belgian households devoted too large a part of their income to expenditure on energy. A further 4% of households restricted their energy consumption. Low-income and single-person households, tenants, single-parent families and the elderly are the most affected. The...Read more

Dubois, U.
2015
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This article dives into the topic of energy poverty in urban areas in France. Because this type of energy poverty can take different forms, it is difficult to evaluate using indicators and it has long been underestimated. Initially excluded from renovation programmes for households, the urban...Read more

Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M.
2015
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The term energy poverty is used to describe a situation of a household not able to satisfy socially and materially the required levels of its energy services. Energy and fuel poverty is an increasing problem in the European Union. Although the specific conditions vary from country to country the...Read more

Liddell, C., Morris, C., Thomson, H., and Guiney, C.
2015
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This article reviews historical data on cold-related deaths in Europe (1980–2013). It outlines the classic ‘excess winter deaths’ methodology used to estimate cold-related mortality and explores the inaccuracies that are associated with this generic estimation method: it yields relatively...Read more

Lis, M. and Miazga, A.
2015
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The need to satisfy the energy consumption needs in view of the rising energy prices will lead to reductions of other expenditure by some household groups. Data published by Eurostat indicate that energy prices in Poland, expressed in euros, are low, but in comparison to other goods and services...Read more

Mahoney, S. & Stockton, H.
2015
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In this study, prepared for National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions by The Children’s Society and National Energy Action, we explored the effects of living in fuel-poor households on everyday life, the tactics that people deploy to try to cope with these, and some of the unintended...Read more

Miazga, A. and Owczarek, D.
2015
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The aim of this paper is to present a statistical measure of energy poverty in Poland. This is the first research for Poland which is strictly based on the methodology applied in the United Kingdom − the only country with a statutory definition of energy poverty. We calculate three measures:...Read more

Middlemiss, L.and Gillard, R.
2015
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Recent quantitative and qualitative evidence documents a dramatic reduction in average direct UK household energy consumption in the last decade. The ‘fuel poverty gap’ in the UK (average shortfall that fuel poor households experience in affording their energy bills) has also grown substantially...Read more

Roberts, D., Vera-Toscano, E. and Phimister, E.
2015
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Fuel poverty is a significant policy issue. An argument often made is that rural households are more likely to be fuel poor due to the nature of rural housing stock and the more limited choice of energy sources in rural areas. This paper uses panel data to compare the level and dynamics of fuel...Read more

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