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

Kopatz, M.

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

Boardman, B.

Policies to assist low-income households obtain sufficient warmth and overcome fuel poverty depend upon energy-efficiency investments in the long run and increased fuel consumption meanwhile. The poor spend twice as much on fuel, as a proportion of income, and are more likely than other families...Read more

Dubois, U.

This article dives into the topic of energy poverty in urban areas in France. Because this type of energy poverty can take different forms, it is difficult to evaluate using indicators and it has long been underestimated. Initially excluded from renovation programmes for households, the urban...Read more

Sherman, R., et al

This study finds that based on average consumption in recent years and the most recent federal energy price forecasts, Massachusetts household spending on home heating oil and natural gas heat can be expected to increase by $927.2 million in 2008 and an additional $469.85 million in 2009, a 2-...Read more

Braubach, M. and Fairburn, J.

Housing conditions and environmental quality of residential areas are differentially distributed in the population. Less affluent population groups are more often affected by inadequate housing conditions and higher environmental burden in their residential neighbourhoods. A synthesis of the...Read more

Lorenc, A, et al.

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