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

Verhaert, I.

This article considers the need to develop a sustainable transition in the energy supply and analyses the social consequences that such a transition can have. In particular it looks at the adverse effects it could have on socioeconomically vulnerable groups.Read more

Freund, C.L., and Wallich, C.I.

The authors examine the welfare effects of increasing household energy prices in Poland. Their main finding is that the policy of subsidizing household energy prices, common in the transition economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, is regressive. Such programs do help the poor...Read more

Bonnard S, C. Bruynoghe, M. Deprez et B. Kestemont

The recent crisis highlighted the need for a new paradigm able to reinforce growth taking into account climate, environmental and well-being considerations. Indeed, the pressure from energy costs is becoming a major concern for an increasing share of the population. In this report, the impact of...Read more

Dodonov, B., Opitz, P. and Pfaffenberger, W.

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