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Publications

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

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

National Energy Action and Energy Action Scotland
2018
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The UK Fuel Poverty Monitor is the annual investigative report on fuel poverty in the UK and within each of the four nations, published by National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS). Whilst the overlap between fuel poverty, cold-related illness and premature mortality are not...Read more

Robinson, C., Lindley, S., Bouzarovski, S.
2019
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A household’s vulnerability to energy poverty is socially and spatially variable. Efforts to measure energy poverty, however, have focused on narrow, expenditure-based metrics or area-based targeting. These metrics are not spatial per se, because the relative importance of drivers does not vary...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

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

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