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

Norwich City Council and National Energy Action
2010
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Recent research and political debate have demonstrated that there is concern regarding the eligibility criteria for winter fuel payments and the lack of restrictions on how the money can be spent by recipients. The warm for life pilot project was developed by Norwich City Council and National...Read more

Tirado Herrero., S., Jiménez Meneses, L., López Fernández, J.L., Martín García, J., Perero Van Hove, E.
2014

In 2012, a study carried out by the Association of Environmental Sciences (ACA) on energy poverty in Spain found that in 2010 the percentage of Spanish households with disproportionate energy expenditure reached 12% (close to 5 million people) and the percentage of Spanish households incapable...Read more

Tanner, L.M., et al.
2013
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This review identified socioeconomic, housing and behavioural factors associated with a range of cold weather-related adverse health or social outcomes. Only tentative conclusions can be drawn due to the limitations of existing research. More robust studies are needed to address the...Read more

Armstrong, D., Winder, R. and Wallis, R.
2006
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This study examined the success of a local initiative to provide free installation of central heating for a group of elderly people. The uptake of the offer of central heating was monitored through its different stages. Where possible, comments were invited from the elderly tenants to whom the...Read more

Healy, J.D. and Clinch, J.P.
2004
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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

Healy, J.D. and Clinch, J.P.
2002
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Fuel poverty is perhaps the strongest adverse social impact resulting from the inefficient consumption of energy in the domestic sector. Despite considerable research examining the plight of those affected, there has been very little empirical work examining the relationship between fuel poverty...Read more

Santamouris, M., Paravantis, J.A., Founda, D., Kolokotsa, D., Michalakakou, P., Papadopoulos, A.M., Kontoulis, N., Tzavali, A., Stigka, E.K., Ioannidis, Z., Mehilli, A., Matthiessen, A., Servou, E.
2013
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This research aims to investigate, analyze and characterize the relation between the economic crisis and energy consumption in Greece. A survey held in the spring and summer of 2012 collected data of the heating energy consumption for 2010–2011 and 2011–2012, from 598 households via a...Read more

Vasconcelos, J., Freire, E., Morais, J., Machado, J.R., and Santana, P.
2010
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On summer and winter months, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates vary throughout Europe. For example, areas with mild winters seem to be the ones with higher number of seasonal mortality. In fact, Portugal is one of the southern countries together with Ireland that have higher mortality...Read more

World Health Organization
2007
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The impact of climate and temperature on health has been receiving increased attention in recent years. Although a precise assessment of the burden of disease caused by low indoor temperatures is not yet available, indoor thermal discomfort and fuel poverty may be of great importance in many...Read more

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