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

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

Frerk, M. and MacLean, K.
2017
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NEA commissioned this report as, although there are some real challenges and tensions to be addressed, we believe that it is possible to tackle both decarbonisation of energy and fuel poverty. Through better focusing of energy efficiency programmes and other support to low-income households, we...Read more

Lorenc, A, et al.
2013
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Low-income consumers appear to have considerable apathy to switching energy tariffs, despite potential savings and health benefits, in part due to their complex lives in which switching is not a priority. An independent, one-on-one, personalized ‘intervention’ encouraged switching, particularly...Read more

Burholt, V. and Windle, G.
2006
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This paper examines a representative sample (N=421) of older people (aged 70+) living in rural North Wales with regard to relationships between fuel poverty, feeling cold in one's home and a range of self-reported housing and home energy efficiency items. In the Welsh context, the combination of...Read more

Großmann, K., Buchholz, J., Buchmann, C., Hedtke, C., Höhnke, C., Schwarz, N.
2015
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In debates related to energy poverty, the link to questions of residential segregation remains somewhat peripheral. Because, usually, only energy-poor households are at the focus and residential mobility is not addressed, the interdependencies between households’ energy costs and the residential...Read more

Feng, K., et al.
2010
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Current economic instruments aimed at climate change mitigation focus mainly on CO2 emissions, but efficient climate mitigation needs to focus on other greenhouse gases as well as CO2. This study investigates the distributional effects of climate change taxes on households belonging to different...Read more

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