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

Pietsch, L.; Benz, I.; Schweizer-Ries, P.
2010
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In the project "FinSH - Financial and Support Instruments for Fuel Poverty in Social Housing", project partners from France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland and Germany have developed Europe-wide strategies for reducing energy poverty of low-income households. For this purpose, a comprehensive...Read more

Porritt, S.M., Cropper, P.C., Shao, L. and Goodier, C.I.
2012
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Extreme weather events, including heat waves, are predicted to increase in both frequency and severity over the coming decades. Low house building rates and a growing population mean there is a need to adapt existing dwellings. Research presented here uses dynamic thermal simulation to model the...Read more

Andadari, R.K., Mulder, P. and Rietveld, P.
2014
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In low- and middle-income countries, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) can be an attractive alternative to the widespread use of traditional kerosene. Not only is LPG a relatively clean, safe and cost-effective fuel for households, its large-scale adoption also reduces the heavy burden of kerosene...Read more

El Ansari, W., and El-Silimy, S.
2008
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The London Borough of Newham, London piloted the Warm Zone, a government-led fuel poverty reduction scheme. Fuel poverty is often cited as a factor in excess winter mortality (EWM) in the UK. This study reported in this paper assessed whether EWM decreased for people aged ≥65 years in Newham as...Read more

Boardman, B.
1993
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Policies to assist low-income households obtain sufficient warmth and overcome fuel poverty depend upon energy-efficiency investments in the long run and increased fuel consumption meanwhile. The poor spend twice as much on fuel, as a proportion of income, and are more likely than other families...Read more

Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H. and the Housing, Heating and Health Study Research Team
2010
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New Zealand homes are underheated by international standards, with average indoor temperatures below the WHO recommended minimum of 188C. Research has highlighted the connection between low indoor temperatures and adverse health outcomes, including social functioning and psychological well-being...Read more

Langevin, J., Gurian, P.L., and Wen, J.
2013
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Low-income housing constitutes an important but often overlooked area for energy use reductions within the US residential sector. Given the scarcity of existing information on this subject, this study uses a semi-structured interview format to explore the key behavioral tendencies, energy...Read more

Owen, A., Mitchell, G., and Unsworth, R.
2012
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Deploying heating technologies, such as air-source heat pumps (ASHPs), can respond to the dual challenges of tackling fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions from domestic energy consumption. In the UK, ASHP performance has been found to be below design levels. Elements of three strands of...Read more

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