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

Murphy, L.

Energy audits are promoted as an effective tool to drive investment in energy efficiency measures in the residential sector. Despite operating in many countries for several decades details of the impact of audits are mixed. The aim of research presented here is to explore the role of audits on...Read more

Schaller, S.; Kopatz, M.

In Germany, millions of households have difficulty paying their energy bills. One solution is energy consulting. The clevererKIEZ project was based on an integrative concept that links the labor market, social goals and environmental goals. As part of an intensive training program, the long-term...Read more

Reeves, A.

Local delivery of support to householders to reduce the exposure to, and impacts of, fuel poverty is attracting increasing policymaker interest, but there is a dearth of empirical research that describes and evaluates local support schemes. Community organisations are viewed as having great...Read more

Straver. K, et al.

This publication describes the results of research to increase the effectiveness of energy poverty policies. The research focused on the experiences and results of a few energy poverty projects in the Netherlands. Based on this research, recommendations are give on how energy poverty policies...Read more

Martiskainen, M., Heiskanen, E. and Speciale, G.

Community action has an increasingly prominent role in the debates surrounding transitions to sustainability. Initiatives such as community energy projects, community gardens, local food networks and car sharing clubs provide new spaces for sustainable consumption, and combinations of...Read more

Hamilton, B., Carroll, D., Adams, B., and Ringhof, S.

In the context of retail electric competition, various mechanisms have been proposed to address threats to low-income energy affordability. Most proposals include the use of ratepayer for (a) low income bill payment support (e.g., rate discounts) and/or (b) energy efficiency programs...Read more