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Publications

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

Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE)
2015
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This report finds that a variety of already successful building renovation approaches could inspire the future development of renovation policies to deliver deep CO2 savings and cut energy wastage. The study describes five replicable schemes from different European Member States and highlights...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

Howden-Chapman, P., et al 
2009
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New Zealand houses are large, often poorly constructed and heated, by OECD standards, and consequently are colder and damper indoors than recommended by the World Health Organisation. This affects both the energy consumption and the health of households. The traditional New Zealand household...Read more

Hong, S.H., et al.
2009
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This study investigates the effect of England's Warm Front energy efficient refurbishment scheme on winter thermal comfort in low-income dwellings. The analysis is based on an extensive survey of some 2500 dwellings selected from five major urban areas in England over the winters of 2001/02 and...Read more

Osman, L., et al.
2010
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A randomised trial of 178 patients in Aberdeen, UK with a previous hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was carried out in order to determine whether improving home energy efficiency improves health-related quality of life in COPD patients. 118 patients were...Read more

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

Washan, P., Stenning, J., and Goodman, M.
2014
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This landmark report by Cambridge Econometrics and Verco sets out the macro and fiscal impacts of implementing the Energy Bill Revolution programme. It concludes that deep energy efficiency retrofits are affordable and would represent high value for money as a national infrastructure investment...Read more

National Energy Action (NEA)
2017
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Across Great Britain, households located in properties off the gas network are being left behind in the fight against fuel poverty. In particular, the UK Government’s main scheme to provide heating and insulation measures to low income households – Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – is failing...Read more

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