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

Hirth, L., and Ueckerdt, F.
2013
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Energy and climate policies are usually seen as measures to internalize externalities. However, as a side effect, the introduction of these policies redistributes wealth between consumers and producers, and within these groups. While redistribution is seldom the focus of the academic literature...Read more

Cludius, J., Beznoska, M. and Steiner, V.
2012
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We calculate the expected distributional effects of the European Emissions Trading System combining industry and household-level data. By combining data on direct CO2 emissions by production sector from the German Environmental Account with the German Input-Output Accounts, we calculate the CO2...Read more

Feng, K., et al.
2010
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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

Neuhoff, K., et al.
2013
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The discussion of the support for renewable energy must consider the distributional impact of cost allocation. The public is sensitive to social imbalances caused by rising power prices that might jeopardize the acceptance of energy transformation. By the end of 2012 about 19 percent of German...Read more

Kopatz, M.
2013
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Wind energy, solar power, hydropower: The energy transition leads to affordable prices in the long term. Until it has switched to renewable energy, it mainly affects low-income households. Because the conversion of nuclear power to alternative energy is expensive and that drives up the costs....Read more

Tews, K.
2014
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Rising electricity prices call into question the social compatibility of the energy transition - politics, business and social organizations fear new "energy poverty" among low-income sections of the population. However, if the term energy poverty is defined as action-guiding rather than...Read more

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