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

Pietsch, L.; Benz, I.; Schweizer-Ries, P.

In the project "FinSH - Financial and Support Instruments for Fuel Poverty in Social Housing", project partners from France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland and Germany have developed Europe-wide strategies for reducing energy poverty of low-income households. For this purpose, a comprehensive...Read more

C.K. Chatzinikola, G. Pignatta, M. Santamouris and D.K. Serghides

Using temperature measurements collected with data loggers from 37 low-income dwellings of two main coastal cities in Cyprus, as well as a questionnaire survey that examined the economic status, dwelling energy consumption and perception of thermal comfort of the inhabitants, this study...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

Sakka, A., Nicol, F., Wilson, M, Santamouris, M., Livada, I.

Factors such as solar heat gain in summer, and natural ventilation in transitional seasons must be considered when designing energy-efficient residential buildings for hot summer/cold winter zones. In this paper, the rationale for defining thermal design of energy-efficient buildings is...Read more