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

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P., Seixas, J., and Simoes, S
2017
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The aim of the study is to determine heating and cooling energy needs and assess the energy gap on thermal comfort at households, both in heating and cooling seasons. The approach was applied throughout the 5 climatic zones of Portugal, ranging from the coldest, with more than 1800 heating...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., and Mestre A.
2017
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Daily electricity consumption profiles from smart meters are explored as proxies of active behavior regarding space heating and cooling. The influence of the environment air temperature (multiple maximum and minimum daily thresholds) on electricity consumption was explored for a final sample of...Read more

Großmann, K.; Schaffrin, A.; Smigiel, C. (eds.)
2017
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The energy transition and with it the rising electricity prices have brought the connection of energy and social inequality on the agenda. This anthology reflects the current state of energy poverty, energy policy and social inequality. It brings together contributions from research and practice...Read more

Italian Government (Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry for the Environment)
2017
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The new National Energy Strategy, published on november 2017, dedicates a specific paragraph to the topic of Energy Poverty, confirming that the Italian Government is committed to:

adopt an official definition and a national indicator on energy poverty; perform a thorough review of the...Read more
Larrea Basterra, M.
2017
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Energy poverty is a reality in Europe even though there are countries where it is not recognized and where no definition exists for it. However, its recognition at Community level is progressing and it should be convenient to move towards a homogeneous measurement mechanism. The United Kingdom,...Read more

Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition
2017
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Between 2008 and 2012, one-third of French households carried out energy-related work in their homes. This type of renovation was conducted more frequently than on average in individual houses and dwellings occupied by owners or well-off households. Energy performance analyses conducted in 2013...Read more

Mould, R., & Baker, K.J.
2017
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Fuel poverty in Scotland is currently measured using a definition based on the Boardman ‘10% of income’ conceptualisation of the condition. However, the definition and the metrics used to identify and target fuel poor households are now under review. What is needed is a reconceptualisation of...Read more

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