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

Walker, G., Simcock, N. and Day, R.
2016
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Access to affordable energy is a core dimension of energy justice, with recent work examining the relation between energy use and well-being in these terms. However, there has been relatively little examination of exactly which energy uses should be considered basic necessities within a given...Read more

Aigeltinger, G.; Heindl, P.; Liessem, V.; Römer, D.; Schwengers, C.; Vogt, C.
2015
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This essay examines the consumption of electricity and the costs it incurs for households on social benefits in Germany. For this purpose, a dataset is evaluated with more than 22,000 households on social benefits. The results show that the household composition and the type of water heating...Read more

Bonnard S, C. Bruynoghe, M. Deprez et B. Kestemont
2015
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The recent crisis highlighted the need for a new paradigm able to reinforce growth taking into account climate, environmental and well-being considerations. Indeed, the pressure from energy costs is becoming a major concern for an increasing share of the population. In this report, the impact of...Read more

Bouzarovski, S., and Tirado Herrero, S.
2015
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Energy poverty can be understood as the inability of a household to secure a socially and materially necessitated level of energy services in the home. While the condition is widespread across Europe, its spatial and social distribution is highly uneven. In this paper, the existence of a...Read more

Bouzarovski, S., Tirado Herrero, S., Petrova, S., and Ürge-Vorsatz, D.
2015
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This paper focuses on the embeddedness of energy poverty – understood as the inability to secure a socially and materially necessitated level of energy services in the home – in the socio-technical legacies inherited from past development trajectories, as well as broader economic and...Read more

Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE)
2015
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This report finds that a variety of already successful building renovation approaches could inspire the future development of renovation policies to deliver deep CO2 savings and cut energy wastage. The study describes five replicable schemes from different European Member States and highlights...Read more

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
2015
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This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ,...Read more

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

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