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

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

Dünnhoff, E., and Gigli, M.
2008
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This publication aimed to be an input for the discussion on a social tariff by looking at the current situation in terms of existing social tariffs and price reductions for low income households. Different proposals for social tariffs are also assessed and compared. Moreover, the publications...Read more

Luschei, F., Bleckmann, L., and Schreiner, N.
2016
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This publication evaluates the reasons for energy poverty in Germany such as low income, low energy efficiency and a lack of information. It then carrier out an empirical analysis of the extent of energy poverty in Germany and the different causes. Finally, this analysis is used to evaluate...Read more

Tews, K.
2014
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Rising electricity prices call into question the social compatibility of the energy transition - politics, business and social organizations fear new "energy poverty" among low-income sections of the population. However, if the term energy poverty is defined as action-guiding rather than...Read more

Vanhille, J., Verbist, G., and Goedemé, T.
2017
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The article addresses the need to develop effective energetic renovation measures that reach out to all social groups. It focuses in particular on three housing contexts where families with low income are likely to encounter barriers in the access to energy renovation: social rental sector,...Read more

Deutsche Caritasverband
2013
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The problem of energy poverty is current and urgent, because energy prices have been rising continuously for many years. As of January 1, 2013, many electricity suppliers have implemented price increases by an average of twelve percent. However, energy poverty does not have just one cause, but...Read more

Kopatz, M.
2013
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Wind energy, solar power, hydropower: The energy transition leads to affordable prices in the long term. Until it has switched to renewable energy, it mainly affects low-income households. Because the conversion of nuclear power to alternative energy is expensive and that drives up the costs....Read more

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