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

João Pedro Gouveia; Júlia Seixas; Ana Mestre

Daily electricity consumption profiles from smart meters are explored as proxies of active behavior regarding space heating and cooling. The influence of the environment air temperature (multiple maximum and minimum daily thresholds) on electricity consumption was explored for a final sample of...Read more

Risch, A. and Salmon, C.

In this paper, we explore patterns of French household energy consumption using the 2006 Enquête Logement, a disaggregate household level survey data set. Information on the physical characteristics of residential buildings and household socio-demographics is particularly rich. The residential...Read more

World Health Organization

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

Balaras, C., Droutsa, K., Dascalaki, E. and Kontoyiannidis, S.

Buildings have direct environmental impacts, ranging from the use of raw materials for their construction and renovation to the consumption of natural resources, like water and fossil fuels, and the emission of harmful substances. Data on heating energy consumption were collected during the...Read more

Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., Green, G. and Warm Front Study Group

This study investigated explanatory factors for persistent cold temperatures in homes which have received heating improvements. It included an analysis of data from a national survey of dwellings and households (in England occupied by low-income residents) that had received heating improvements...Read more

Gilbertson, J., et al

Over the past decade the Warm Front Scheme has been the English Government's principal programme for improving domestic energy efficiency and reducing fuel poverty. This paper reports on a cross-sectional survey of low income householders participating in the Warm Front Scheme in five urban...Read more

Gilbertson, J., Stevens, M., Stiell, B. and Thorogood, N.

This paper reports the results of research carried out as part of the national health impact evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme, a government initiative aimed at alleviating fuel poverty in England. Semi-structured interviews were carried out in a purposive sample of 49 households which...Read more