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

Snell, C., Bevan, M., and Thomson, H.
2015
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This paper considers the relationship between fuel poverty, disabled people, and policy changes in England, drawing on concepts of justice to deconstruct and explain empirical findings. Drawing on statistical analyses of the English Housing Survey, the paper presents three key findings. Firstly...Read more

Großmann, K.; Bierwirth, A.; Bartke, S.; Jensen, Th.; Kabisch, S.; v. Malottki, C.; Mayer, I.; Rügamer, J.
2014
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The energy renovation of residential buildings is being promoted in many cities. What makes sense in terms of energy efficiency can lead to a crowding out of the old-established residents due to rising rental costs. In order for energy renovation not to contribute to increasing social...Read more

Bartiaux F., Servais O., De Menten T., and Frogneux N.
2011
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This paper sketches the framework of policies dealing, often indirectly, with energy poverty in Belgium and originating in social laws, a federal competence. As most competences related to energy are dealt with at the Regional level, this paper is mainly focused on Wallonia, the Southern and...Read more

Pereira, M.P., Sena, J.A, Freitas, M.A.V. and Silva, N.F.
2011
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Most developing countries include rural electrification programs in their efforts to improve social conditions. There are, however, several obstacles to the evaluation of such programs and therefore of their social, economic, environmental and energy impacts on the target population, particularly...Read more
Pereira, M.P., Freitas, M.A.V. and Silva, N.F.
2012
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Most developing countries include rural electrification programs in their efforts to improve social conditions. There are, however, several obstacles to the evaluation of such programs and therefore of their social, economic, environmental and energy impacts on the target population, particularly...Read more
Großmann, K.; Schaffrin, A.; Smigiel, C. (eds.)
2017
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The energy transition and with it the rising electricity prices have brought the connection of energy and social inequality on the agenda. This anthology reflects the current state of energy poverty, energy policy and social inequality. It brings together contributions from research and practice...Read more

Desvallées, L.; Coutard, O.; Rutherford, J.
2020
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This paper studies the diverse actions, interventions and strategies initiated to address rising energy vulnerability among low-income households in the Barcelona region over the last decade. Drawing upon recent conceptual work around the politics of energy and in-depth fieldwork conducted over...Read more

Mastropietro, P., Rodilla, P., and Batlle, C.
2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown exacerbated energy poverty and insecurity worldwide. Many governments introduced emergency measures to protect energy consumers during confinement. This article reviews and classifies the policies implemented in several jurisdictions around the...Read more

Oliveras, L., Peralta, A., Palència, L., Gotsens, M., López, MJ., Artazcoz, L., Borrell, C. and Marí-Dell'Olmo, M.
2020
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The aim of this study is to analyse the time trends in the European Union (EU) before and during the economic crisis in 1) the energy poverty (EP) prevalence; 2) the association between EP and health and 3) the impact of EP on health. We analyse trends among women and men in two EU macro regions...Read more

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