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

Hamilton, B., Carroll, D., Adams, B., and Ringhof, S.

In the context of retail electric competition, various mechanisms have been proposed to address threats to low-income energy affordability. Most proposals include the use of ratepayer for (a) low income bill payment support (e.g., rate discounts) and/or (b) energy efficiency programs...Read more

Dobbins, A. et al.

Energy is central to driving not only productivity in the broader economy, but has a fundamental role for enabling minimum living standards in the residential sector through the energy services provided. These energy services are crucial to ensure warm homes, provide water...Read more

Deutsche Caritasverband

The problem of energy poverty is current and urgent, because energy prices have been rising continuously for many years. As of January 1, 2013, many electricity suppliers have implemented price increases by an average of twelve percent. However, energy poverty does not have just one cause, but...Read more

Gray, D.

The common economies of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) had a large capacity to supply energy from gas and oil produced in Russia, as well as from locally produced poor quality coal and nuclear energy. Energy demand has dropped with the contraction of economic...Read more

Chatzikonstantinou, E., Vatavali, F.

A crucial aspect of the socio-spatial transformation of Athens and a significant factor in the rise of new urban challenges and conflicts since the outbreak of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 is the domestic use of energy. Austerity measures implemented as part of the adjustment mechanism...Read more

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

Fuel poverty is a still insufficiently researched social and energy challenge with significant climate change implications. Based on evidence from Hungarian panel apartment blocks connected to district heating, this paper introduces a new variant of fuel poverty that may not be properly captured...Read more