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

Gancheva, M. et al.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) has commissioned this study to identify good practices in the delivery of low-cost energy efficiency measures, to low-income households in particular, and to investigate their replication potential. In addition, the study aims to...Read more

Milne, G. and Boardman, B.

The primary aim of this study was to analyse the significance of household temperature in determining the amount of potential energy savings taken back in the form of an increase in the comfort temperature following energy efficiency improvements. If the dual goals of energy conservation and...Read more

Langevin, J., Gurian, P.L., and Wen, J.

Low-income housing constitutes an important but often overlooked area for energy use reductions within the US residential sector. Given the scarcity of existing information on this subject, this study uses a semi-structured interview format to explore the key behavioral tendencies, energy...Read more

Bird, S., and Hernández, D.

The split incentive problem concerns the lack of appropriate incentives to implement energy efficiency measures. In particular, low income tenants face a phenomenon of energy poverty in which they allocate significantly more of their household income to energy expenditures than other renters....Read more

Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M.

The term energy poverty is used to describe a situation of a household not able to satisfy socially and materially the required levels of its energy services. Energy and fuel poverty is an increasing problem in the European Union. Although the specific conditions vary from country to country the...Read more

Paravantis, J.A., Santamouris, M.

Fuel poverty is a complex socioeconomic problem that affects low-income households and has a serious impact on indoor environmental quality. In this research, indoor temperatures were measured in 50 low- and very-low-income dwellings in the major Athens area in Greece during the winter of 2012–...Read more

G. Pignatta, C. Chatzinikola, G. Artopoulos, C.N. Papanicolas, D.K. Serghides, M. Santamouris

This study examines the extent to which the economic crisis in the Republic of Cyprus has affected low income households socially and in terms of health, as a result of significantly decreased amounts of heating energy consumption during winters. The study uses empirical evidence and qualitative...Read more

Hong, S.H., et al.

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