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

Dodonov, B., Opitz, P. and Pfaffenberger, W.
2004
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Increasing the electricity tariffs for private consumers to cost-covering levels has been a very sensitive issue for all transition countries. The likely negative social consequences are the central argument why the necessary tariff corrections have not yet been implemented in Ukraine by the...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

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

Bartiaux F., Servais O., De Menten T., and Frogneux N.
2011
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This paper sketches the framework of policies dealing, often indirectly, with energy poverty in Belgium and originating in social laws, a federal competence. As most competences related to energy are dealt with at the Regional level, this paper is mainly focused on Wallonia, the Southern and...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

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