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

Dobbins, A. et al.
2016
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Energy is central to driving not only productivity in the broader economy, but has a fundamental role for enabling minimum living standards in the residential sector through the energy services provided. These energy services are crucial to ensure warm homes, provide water...Read more

Larrea Basterra, M.
2017
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Energy poverty is a reality in Europe even though there are countries where it is not recognized and where no definition exists for it. However, its recognition at Community level is progressing and it should be convenient to move towards a homogeneous measurement mechanism. The United Kingdom,...Read more

Mould, R., Baker, K.J., & Emmanuel, R.
2014
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The fuel poor are those households that must spend more than 10% of their income to sustain a reasonable heating regime. The measures for fuel poverty in Scotland depend on a fuel spend for modelled energy use patterns, while England and Wales have adopted a relative measure of population...Read more

Stockton, H. & Garrett, L.
2015
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The aim of this research was to explore and understand better the impact of different energy payment methods on the energy use and rationing practices of low-income families with children; and in particular households that use prepayment meters versus those that do not.Read more

Saunders, R.
2010
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The introduction of Feed in Tariffs (FITs) in 2010 and the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) planned for 2011 have re-energised the market for investment in domestic scale renewable energy by guaranteeing a reasonable payback time for new installations. While these provide great financial...Read more

Santamouris M., Kapsis K., Korres D., Livada I., Pavlou C., Assimakopoulos, M.N.
2007
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Social, financial, energy and technical data from about 1110 households have been collected during 2004 in the major Athens area. The sample has been divided in seven income groups and a detailed analysis has been performed. Important conclusions have been drawn regarding the quality of...Read more

Delbeke, B., and Meyer, S.
2015
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In 2013, roughly 13% of Belgian households devoted too large a part of their income to expenditure on energy. A further 4% of households restricted their energy consumption. Low-income and single-person households, tenants, single-parent families and the elderly are the most affected. The...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

Fankhauser, S. and Tepic, S.
2007
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Low-income households spend a substantial share of their income on utility services such as electricity, heating and water. The difficulty of these socially vulnerable consumers to absorb further price increases is often used as an argument against tariff reform. However, detailed quantitative...Read more

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