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

Ürge-Vorsatz, D. and Tirado Herrero, S.

Even though energy poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation are inextricably linked policy goals, they have remained as relatively disconnected fields of research inquiry and policy development. Acknowledging this gap, this paper explores the mainstream academic and policy literatures...Read more

Pridmore, A., Smith, A., Baker, K.J., Ahlgen, C., & Williamson, T.

This evidence review was commissioned to support the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan. It summarises evidence, relevant to the Scottish context, of the potential wider impacts of Climate Change mitigation measures in the Built Environment sector. There are a number of potential co-...Read more

Clinch, J.P. and Healy, J.D.

The ‘cohesion’ countries of the European Union face intimidating challenges in meeting the greenhouse gas emissions targets set by the Luxembourg Agreement. It requires breaking the link between increasing gross domestic product per capita and rising energy consumption at an early stage in the...Read more

Tirado-Herrero, S., Ürge-Vorsatz, Petrichenko, K.

Fuel (or energy) poverty is understood as a situation in which a household is unable to afford an adequate amount of domestic energy services and/or is forced to pay a disproportionate share of its income on domestic energy. Taking Hungary as a representative case study, the paper first presents...Read more

Rosenow, J., Platt, R., and Flanagan, B.

Energy efficiency obligations (or white certificates) are increasingly used to reduce carbon emissions. While the energy efficiency obligations were originally intended as carbon reduction and not fuel poverty policies, due to recognition of the potential for regressive outcomes they often...Read more

Feng, K., et al.

Current economic instruments aimed at climate change mitigation focus mainly on CO2 emissions, but efficient climate mitigation needs to focus on other greenhouse gases as well as CO2. This study investigates the distributional effects of climate change taxes on households belonging to different...Read more

Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., O'Dea, D. and Kennedy, M.

Housing is an important environmental influence on population health, and there is growing evidence of health effects from indoor environment characteristics such as low indoor temperatures. However, there is relatively little research, and thus little firm guidance, on the cost-effectiveness of...Read more