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

Tigchelaar, C.

This paper shows that there is a large cost-effective potential for energy savings in the Netherlands, but that there are major differences between households. It will explain that heating behaviour of individual households should be taken into account. The paper will also address the adjusted...Read more

Schaller, S.; Kopatz, M.

In Germany, millions of households have difficulty paying their energy bills. One solution is energy consulting. The clevererKIEZ project was based on an integrative concept that links the labor market, social goals and environmental goals. As part of an intensive training program, the long-term...Read more

Hamilton, B., Carroll, D., Adams, B., and Ringhof, S.

In the context of retail electric competition, various mechanisms have been proposed to address threats to low-income energy affordability. Most proposals include the use of ratepayer for (a) low income bill payment support (e.g., rate discounts) and/or (b) energy efficiency programs...Read more

Komives, K., Foster, V., Halpern, J. and Wodon, Q.

Utility subsidies to consumers of water and electricity services are often justified as a mechanism for making services affordable for the poor. After all, an estimated 1.1 billion people in the developing world lack access to safe water, 2 billion are without electricity, and 2.4 billion...Read more

Mazet, P.

The aim of this study was to identify the actors in the non-profit associative sector involved in helping the most disadvantaged segments of the population. This served to gather data that could be used to facilitate universal access to energy and to implement effective preventive actions to...Read more