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

European Economic and Social Committee

The prices of electricity, gas and other fuels such as coal are still rising, and this trend looks set to continue in the coming years, which means that, unless swift and effective action is taken, the number of vulnerable energy consumers could also increase markedly. The purpose of this...Read more

Tirado Herrero., S., Jiménez Meneses, L., López Fernández, J.L., Martín García, J., Perero Van Hove, E.

In 2012, a study carried out by the Association of Environmental Sciences (ACA) on energy poverty in Spain found that in 2010 the percentage of Spanish households with disproportionate energy expenditure reached 12% (close to 5 million people) and the percentage of Spanish households incapable...Read more

Panas E.

This publication utilises subjective indicators in order to calculate energy poverty in a sample of 814 households in Greece. According to the results of the analysis, 30.2% of the households surveyed find it difficult to pay the bill for heating their home, while for 62.4% of the households...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

Santamouris, M., Paravantis, J.A., Founda, D., Kolokotsa, D., Michalakakou, P., Papadopoulos, A.M., Kontoulis, N., Tzavali, A., Stigka, E.K., Ioannidis, Z., Mehilli, A., Matthiessen, A., Servou, E.

This research aims to investigate, analyze and characterize the relation between the economic crisis and energy consumption in Greece. A survey held in the spring and summer of 2012 collected data of the heating energy consumption for 2010–2011 and 2011–2012, from 598 households via a...Read more