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

Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa D.

Extreme weather conditions in urban areas have a serious impact on the quality of life, energy consumption and health of urban citizens. In addition energy poverty has a serious impact on the quality of life of low income households. The aim of the present paper is review the actual housing...Read more

G. Pignatta, C. Chatzinikola, G. Artopoulos, C.N. Papanicolas, D.K. Serghides, M. Santamouris

This study examines the extent to which the economic crisis in the Republic of Cyprus has affected low income households socially and in terms of health, as a result of significantly decreased amounts of heating energy consumption during winters. The study uses empirical evidence and qualitative...Read more

C.K. Chatzinikola, G. Pignatta, M. Santamouris and D.K. Serghides

Using temperature measurements collected with data loggers from 37 low-income dwellings of two main coastal cities in Cyprus, as well as a questionnaire survey that examined the economic status, dwelling energy consumption and perception of thermal comfort of the inhabitants, this study...Read more

Lis, M. and Miazga, A.

The need to satisfy the energy consumption needs in view of the rising energy prices will lead to reductions of other expenditure by some household groups. Data published by Eurostat indicate that energy prices in Poland, expressed in euros, are low, but in comparison to other goods and services...Read more

Wier, M., Birr-Pedersen, K., Klinge Jacobsen, H. and Klok, J.

Denmark today carries one of the heaviest environmental tax burdens in the world, bringing in around 10% of public revenues. While evaluations have shown that the Danish CO2 and other environmental taxes work as an effective measure to reduce emissions, a considerable barrier to increased use of...Read more

Owen, A., Mitchell, G., and Unsworth, R.

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