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

Vanhille, J., Verbist, G., and Goedemé, T.
2017
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The article addresses the need to develop effective energetic renovation measures that reach out to all social groups. It focuses in particular on three housing contexts where families with low income are likely to encounter barriers in the access to energy renovation: social rental sector,...Read more

Murphy, L.
2014
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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

Burholt, V. and Windle, G.
2006
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This paper examines a representative sample (N=421) of older people (aged 70+) living in rural North Wales with regard to relationships between fuel poverty, feeling cold in one's home and a range of self-reported housing and home energy efficiency items. In the Welsh context, the combination of...Read more

Rudge, J.
2012
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Fuel poverty has been most commonly researched in the UK although it is experienced in other parts of Europe, to varying degrees. Boardman (1991) showed that energy inefficient buildings and heating systems are the most significant components of fuel poverty and highlighted the legacy of older...Read more

Hong, S.H., et al.
2009
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This study investigates the effect of England's Warm Front energy efficient refurbishment scheme on winter thermal comfort in low-income dwellings. The analysis is based on an extensive survey of some 2500 dwellings selected from five major urban areas in England over the winters of 2001/02 and...Read more

Karatasou, S., Laskari, M., Santamouris, M.
2013
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Energy efficiency through change of energy-related behavior represents a significant promise in terms of energy savings. Building occupants' behavior has a great influence on final energy consumption, and although behavioral savings potentials were usually omitted, there is, currently, a...Read more

Gilbertson, J., Stevens, M., Stiell, B. and Thorogood, N.
2006
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This paper reports the results of research carried out as part of the national health impact evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme, a government initiative aimed at alleviating fuel poverty in England. Semi-structured interviews were carried out in a purposive sample of 49 households which...Read more

Hamilton, B., Carroll, D., Adams, B., and Ringhof, S.
1998
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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

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