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Publications

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

Saunders, R.
2010
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The introduction of Feed in Tariffs (FITs) in 2010 and the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) planned for 2011 have re-energised the market for investment in domestic scale renewable energy by guaranteeing a reasonable payback time for new installations. While these provide great financial...Read more

Tigchelaar, C., et al 
2011
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The huge saving potential in the existing housing stock is very important for reaching energy efficiency goals. Providing information (energy performance certificates) doesn’t seem to be sufficient to make households invest in energy saving measures. Both on a national and on a European level,...Read more

Waddams, C. and Deller, D.
2015
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This report surveys the affordability of energy, water, telecoms and transport services across the EU. It maps the share of household expenditure devoted to these different utilities across member states, looks at the ways to assess affordability in different sectors and reviews the literature...Read more

Heindl,P.; Schüßler, R.; Löschel, A.
2014
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The transition of the German energy system towards renewable energy triggers considerable costs for private households. Costs are passed through to households by a surcharge per kilowatt hour. This effectively leads to high cost burdens for poorer households relative to wealthier ones. The...Read more

Deller, D. and Waddams Price, C.
2018
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The retail energy market in the UK is highly politicised and since the turn of the millennium successive governments have pursued significant policies designed to ease the affordability of energy for certain groups. One of these policies, namely Winter Fuel Payments, represent both a significant...Read more

Wier, M., Birr-Pedersen, K., Klinge Jacobsen, H. and Klok, J.
2005
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Denmark today carries one of the heaviest environmental tax burdens in the world, bringing in around 10% of public revenues. While evaluations have shown that the Danish CO2 and other environmental taxes work as an effective measure to reduce emissions, a considerable barrier to increased use of...Read more

Komives, K., Foster, V., Halpern, J. and Wodon, Q.
2005
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Utility subsidies to consumers of water and electricity services are often justified as a mechanism for making services affordable for the poor. After all, an estimated 1.1 billion people in the developing world lack access to safe water, 2 billion are without electricity, and 2.4 billion...Read more

Snell, C., Bevan, M., and Thomson, H.
2015
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This paper considers the relationship between fuel poverty, disabled people, and policy changes in England, drawing on concepts of justice to deconstruct and explain empirical findings. Drawing on statistical analyses of the English Housing Survey, the paper presents three key findings. Firstly...Read more

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