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

Bhattacharya, J., DeLeire, T., Haider, S. and Currie, J.

The study sought to determine the effects of cold-weather periods on budgets and nutritional outcomes among poor American families. Both poor and richer families increased fuel expenditures in response to unusually cold weather. Poor families reduced food expenditures by roughly the same amount...Read more

de Vries, R., and Blane, D.

This study found that individual risk of fuel poverty varied across counties. However, this variation was not explained by differences in climate. Fuel poverty was significantly related to worse health for two of the outcomes (respiratory health and depressive symptoms). However, there was no...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

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

Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa D.

Extreme weather conditions in urban areas have a serious impact on the quality of life, energy consumption and health of urban citizens. In addition energy poverty has a serious impact on the quality of life of low income households. The aim of the present paper is review the actual housing...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