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

Maidment, Christopher D.; Jones, Christopher R.; Webb, Thomas L.; Hathway, E. Abigail; Gilbertson, Jan M.
2014
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It is widely accepted that interventions designed to promote household energy efficiency, like insulation, central heating and double glazing, can help to reduce cold-related illnesses and associated stress by making it easier for residents to keep their homes warm. However, these interventions...Read more

Hong, S., Oreszczyn, T., Ridley, I. and the Warm Front Study Group
2006
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The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a major domestic energy efficiency refurbishment programme on domestic space heating fuel consumption. The case study dwellings were monitored either before or after (or both) the introduction of energy efficiency retrofit measures such as cavity...Read more

Gilbertson, J., et al
2012
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Over the past decade the Warm Front Scheme has been the English Government's principal programme for improving domestic energy efficiency and reducing fuel poverty. This paper reports on a cross-sectional survey of low income householders participating in the Warm Front Scheme in five urban...Read more

Poputoaia, D., and Bouzarovski, S.
2010
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the legal aspects of post-communist district heating (DH) reforms in Romania, with the aim of identifying some of the governance challenges faced by state authorities in managing the sector. In broader terms, we seek to explore the extent to which the...Read more

Bird, S., and Hernández, D.
2012
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The split incentive problem concerns the lack of appropriate incentives to implement energy efficiency measures. In particular, low income tenants face a phenomenon of energy poverty in which they allocate significantly more of their household income to energy expenditures than other renters....Read more

Hutchinson, E., Wilkinson, P., Hong, S.H., Oreszczyn, T. and the Warm Front Study Group
2006
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This article aims to investigate the extent to which homes with low indoor-temperatures can be identified from dwelling and household characteristics. Half-hourly living-room temperatures were recorded for two to four weeks in dwellings over the winter periods November to April 2001–2002 and...Read more

Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., Green, G. and Warm Front Study Group
2007
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This study investigated explanatory factors for persistent cold temperatures in homes which have received heating improvements. It included an analysis of data from a national survey of dwellings and households (in England occupied by low-income residents) that had received heating improvements...Read more

European Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Project (EPEE)
2009
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EPEE is an EEI project, co-financed by the European commission, which aims to increase knowledge and understanding of fuel poverty, to quantify the households in this situation and to devise some effective operational mechanisms to tackle it. This report is one of the first outputs of the EPEE...Read more

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