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

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

Deller, D. and Waddams, C.
2015
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This report summarises the existing literature on policies used to tackle affordability pressures in the energy, water, telecoms and transport sectors within the EU. Both EU level and policies within individual member states are considered. The paper highlights the wide variation in the...Read more

Deller, D. and Waddams, C.
2015
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This paper provides a review of a representative selection of papers from the literatures looking at policies to tackle fuel poverty and digital exclusion. Contrasts are drawn between the policies used to address each of these problems. For fuel poverty, evidence is reviewed regarding 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

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