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

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P., Seixas, J., and Simoes, S
2017
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The aim of the study is to determine heating and cooling energy needs and assess the energy gap on thermal comfort at households, both in heating and cooling seasons. The approach was applied throughout the 5 climatic zones of Portugal, ranging from the coldest, with more than 1800 heating...Read more

Ruggeri Laderchi, C., Olivier, A., and Trimble, C.
2013
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The cost of energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as elsewhere, is an important policy issue, as shown by the concerns for energy affordability during the past harsh winter. Governments try to moderate the burden of energy expenditures that is experienced by households through subsidies to...Read more

Palma, P., Gouveia, J.P., Simoes, S. G.
2019
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An aging building stock and low-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may be preventing the adequate energy performance (EP) of Portuguese dwellings. This study aims to estimate and analyze the EP gap of the occupied main residence Portuguese residential dwelling...Read more

Boemi, S., Panaras, G., Papadopoulos, A.
2017
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Investigation of energy poverty and its effect in Central Makedonia, in northern Greece, where the climate is harsher and heating requirements significantly higher than in the other parts of the country. A questionnaire aiming to assess energy poverty in low income urban areas was used. The...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P.
2019
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The reduction of energy consumption and the increase in energy efficiency is currently an important cornerstone of EU policy. Energy performance certificates (EPCs) were implemented as one of the tools to promote this agenda, and are used for the energy performance assessment of buildings. In...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., Long, G.
2018
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Fuel poverty is a recognized and increasing problem in several European countries. A growing body of literature covers this topic, but dedicated analysis for Portugal are scarce despite the high perception of this condition. This paper contributes to fill this knowledge gap focusing on a...Read more

Tigchelaar, C.
2011
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This paper shows that there is a large cost-effective potential for energy savings in the Netherlands, but that there are major differences between households. It will explain that heating behaviour of individual households should be taken into account. The paper will also address the adjusted...Read more

Wright A.
2008
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Energy is used in dwellings to provide four services: space heating, hot water, lighting and to power appliances. This paper describes how the usage of energy in a UK home results from a complex interaction between built form, location, energy-using equipment, occupants and the affordability of...Read more

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