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

Pridmore, A., Smith, A., Baker, K.J., Ahlgen, C., & Williamson, T.
2017
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This evidence review was commissioned to support the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan. It summarises evidence, relevant to the Scottish context, of the potential wider impacts of Climate Change mitigation measures in the Built Environment sector. There are a number of potential co-...Read more

Somerville, M., Mackenzie, I., Owen, P. and Miles, D.
2000
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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

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Matheson, A., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., O'Dea, D., Cunningham, C., Woodward, A., Saville-Smith, K., Baker, M. and Waipara, N.
2005
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This paper describes the purpose and methods of a single-blinded, clustered and randomised trial of the health impacts of insulating existing houses. The key research question was whether this intervention increased the indoor temperature and lowered the relative humidity, energy consumption and...Read more

Santamouris, M., Paravantis, J.A., Founda, D., Kolokotsa, D., Michalakakou, P., Papadopoulos, A.M., Kontoulis, N., Tzavali, A., Stigka, E.K., Ioannidis, Z., Mehilli, A., Matthiessen, A., Servou, E.
2013
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This research aims to investigate, analyze and characterize the relation between the economic crisis and energy consumption in Greece. A survey held in the spring and summer of 2012 collected data of the heating energy consumption for 2010–2011 and 2011–2012, from 598 households via a...Read more

Sherman, R., et al
2008
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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

Tirado Herrero., S., Jiménez Meneses, L., López Fernández, J.L., Martín García, J., Perero Van Hove, E.
2014

In 2012, a study carried out by the Association of Environmental Sciences (ACA) on energy poverty in Spain found that in 2010 the percentage of Spanish households with disproportionate energy expenditure reached 12% (close to 5 million people) and the percentage of Spanish households incapable...Read more

Devalière, I.
2007
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The analysis of unpaid energy bills shows a wide variety of situations. The main causes are old housing and low incomes. Support measures provided by EDF solve urgent cases, but the long-term improvements of houses remain a challenge. The question remains: will the new energy suppliers support...Read more

Probert, L.
2010
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Research conducted in 2009 by Snell and Bradshaw found that there is a close link between fuel and water poverty, and that certain demographic and socio-economic characteristics increase the likelihood of a household being defined as both fuel and water poor. This research also found that there...Read more

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