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

Katsoulakos, N.

An increasing number of people find it difficult or even impossible to ensure adequate coverage of their energy needs. This situation, defined as energy poverty, is one of the results of the global energy crisis. Mountainous areas are especially vulnerable to energy poverty because their thermal...Read more

Sherman, R., et al

This study finds that based on average consumption in recent years and the most recent federal energy price forecasts, Massachusetts household spending on home heating oil and natural gas heat can be expected to increase by $927.2 million in 2008 and an additional $469.85 million in 2009, a 2-...Read more

Somerville, M., Mackenzie, I., Owen, P. and Miles, D.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of NHS money to improve health by improving housing conditions. A pilot study assessing health outcomes before and after improving housing conditions was conducted, studying 72 children with previously diagnosed asthma living in 59 damp houses...Read more

National Energy Action (NEA)

This research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17 NEA collected data from 349 households, targeting those on...Read more

Owen, A., Mitchell, G., and Unsworth, R.

Deploying heating technologies, such as air-source heat pumps (ASHPs), can respond to the dual challenges of tackling fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions from domestic energy consumption. In the UK, ASHP performance has been found to be below design levels. Elements of three strands of...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

Deller, D. and Waddams, C.

This report summarises the existing literature on policies used to tackle affordability pressures in the energy, water, telecoms and transport sectors within the EU. Both EU level and policies within individual member states are considered. The paper highlights the wide variation in the...Read more