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

Wilhite, H., Nakagami, H., Masuda, T., Yamaga, Y., and Haneda, H.
1996
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In this paper we compare and contrast the results of ethnographic investigations of energy use behaviour in Fukuoka, Japan and Oslo, Norway. These studies show significant differences in end use patterns for space heating, lighting and hot water use. We discuss how these patterns are related to...Read more

Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency
2016
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The study examines the incidence of vulnerability across the EU28 and Iceland and Norway, and the factors explaining any observed vulnerability. The study uses a range of information sources (literature review, stakeholder interviews, consumer survey and consumer experiments in five countries)...Read more

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

Simcock, N.; Thomson, H.; Bouzarovski, S.; Petrova, S. (eds.)
2017
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Energy Poverty and Vulnerability provides novel and critical perspectives on the drivers and consequences of energy-related injustices in the home. Drawing together original research conducted by leading experts, the book offers fresh and innovative insights into the ways in which hitherto...Read more

Lorenc, A, et al.
2013
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Low-income consumers appear to have considerable apathy to switching energy tariffs, despite potential savings and health benefits, in part due to their complex lives in which switching is not a priority. An independent, one-on-one, personalized ‘intervention’ encouraged switching, particularly...Read more

Cauvain, J., and Bouzarovski, S.
2016
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Housing in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) includes some of the UK’s worst housing stock. The tenants typically have reduced housing and social security rights, as well as reduced control and sometimes absence of basic domestic energy services. Yet, HMO is largely absent from UK policies governing...Read more

Corovessi, A., Touloupaki, E., Chrysogelos, N., and Metaxa, K.
2017
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Energy poverty is now identified as a social issue with an ever-increasing significance and health impacts for millions of citizens at global scale. Aiming to highlight the adverse effects of energy poverty and contribute to the public dialogue regarding its tackling, Heinrich Boell Foundation...Read more

Walker, G. and Day, R.
2012
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Bringing attention to fuel poverty as a distinct manifestation of social inequality has asserted the place of affordable warmth in the profile of contemporary rights and entitlements. As such, fuel poverty can be understood as an expression of injustice, involving the compromised ability to...Read more

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