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

Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition
2017
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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
2017
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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.
2013
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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

Boemi, S., Avdimiotis, S., Papadopoulos, A.
2017
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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”. The work...Read more

Boemi, S., Panaras, G., Papadopoulos, A.
2017
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Investigation of energy poverty and its effect in Central Makedonia, in northern Greece, where the climate is harsher and heating requirements significantly higher than in the other parts of the country. A questionnaire aiming to assess energy poverty in low income urban areas was used. The...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., Long, G.
2018
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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

Palma, P., Gouveia, J.P., Simoes, S. G.
2019
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An aging building stock and low-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may be preventing the adequate energy performance (EP) of Portuguese dwellings. This study aims to estimate and analyze the EP gap of the occupied main residence Portuguese residential dwelling...Read more

Howden-Chapman, P., et al 
2012
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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

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