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

Healy, J.D. and Clinch, J.P.

Fuel poverty has generally been calculated by quantifying the number of households spending in excess of 10% of income on home heating. This definition has a number of significant practical and scientific limitations. This paper employs self-reported data to calculate the severity of fuel...Read more

Ekamper, P., van Poppel, F., van Duin, C. and Garssen, J.

Even in present-day high-income countries, there is a lot of evidence of a high degree of vulnerability of the population to both high and low outdoor temperatures. The magnitude of temperature-related mortality is strongly related to a wide variety of social, economic, and behavioural factors....Read more

Keatinge, W.R., Coleshaw, S.R.K. and Holmes, J.

Changes in summer (July-September) and winter (January-March) mortalities of people aged 70-74 in England and Wales from 1964 to 1984 were compared with possible causal factors. Summer mortalities were little affected by annual temperature or influenza epidemics and fell from 1972-1975 for all...Read more

Robine, J-M., Cheung, S.L.K., Le Roy, S., Van Oyen, H., Griffiths, C., Michel, J-P. and Herrmann, F.R.

Daily numbers of deaths at a regional level were collected in 16 European countries. Summer mortality was analyzed for the reference period 1998-2002 and for 2003. More than 70,000 additional deaths occurred in Europe during the summer 2003. Major distortions occurred in the age distribution of...Read more

Wolf, J., Adger, W., and Lorenzoni, I.

Heat waves and cold spells pose ongoing seasonal risks to the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals. Current attempts to address these risks in the UK are implemented through fuel-poverty strategies and heat-wave planning. This paper examines evidence from the UK on whether heat waves...Read more

Åströma, D.O., Fosberg, B. and Rocklöv, J.

With a rapidly growing number of publications on this subject the objective was to review the recent literature for research regarding the impact of heat waves and elevated temperature on the elderly with regards to mortality and morbidity. Six studies of temperature-morbidity-relationship were...Read more

Porritt, S.M., Cropper, P.C., Shao, L. and Goodier, C.I.

Extreme weather events, including heat waves, are predicted to increase in both frequency and severity over the coming decades. Low house building rates and a growing population mean there is a need to adapt existing dwellings. Research presented here uses dynamic thermal simulation to model the...Read more

Atsalis, A. et al.

This paper aims at implementing appropriate methodological approaches for a preliminary assessment of fuel poverty in Greece and analyzing in quantitative terms the potential impact of fuel poverty on public health. As regards the assessment of fuel poverty in Greece, both subjective and...Read more