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

Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition

Between 2008 and 2012, one-third of French households carried out energy-related work in their homes. This type of renovation was conducted more frequently than on average in individual houses and dwellings occupied by owners or well-off households. Energy performance analyses conducted in 2013...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P., Seixas, J., and Simoes, S

The aim of the study is to determine heating and cooling energy needs and assess the energy gap on thermal comfort at households, both in heating and cooling seasons. The approach was applied throughout the 5 climatic zones of Portugal, ranging from the coldest, with more than 1800 heating...Read more

Ahern, C., et al.

Ireland's housing stock has been identified as being amongst the least energy efficient in Northern Europe. Consequently, atmospheric emissions are greater than necessary. Government funded schemes have been introduced to incentivise the uptake of thermal retrofit measures in the domestic Irish...Read more

Howden-Chapman, P., et al 

About a quarter of New Zealand households are estimated to be in fuel poverty. NZ has a poor history of housing regulation, so existing houses are often poorly insulated and rental properties are not required to have insulation or heating. Average indoor temperatures are cold by international...Read more

Boemi, S., Avdimiotis, S., Papadopoulos, A.

Energy poverty can be understood as the inability of a household to secure socially and materially the necessitated level of energy services in the home. This condition is described as either energy or fuel poverty and it has been recognized by the EU's so called “Third Energy Package”.

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Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., Long, G.

Fuel poverty is a recognized and increasing problem in several European countries. A growing body of literature covers this topic, but dedicated analysis for Portugal are scarce despite the high perception of this condition. This paper contributes to fill this knowledge gap focusing on a...Read more

Middlemiss, L.and Gillard, R.

Recent quantitative and qualitative evidence documents a dramatic reduction in average direct UK household energy consumption in the last decade. The ‘fuel poverty gap’ in the UK (average shortfall that fuel poor households experience in affording their energy bills) has also grown substantially...Read more

Nevin, R.

This paper describes an energy-efficient housing stimulus strategy that can: (1) quickly provide large-scale job creation; (2) reduce home energy bills by 30–50% with associated reductions in emissions and energy assistance spending; (3) stabilize home values and reduce foreclosure inventory; (4...Read more