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

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

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

Großmann, K., Buchholz, J., Buchmann, C., Hedtke, C., Höhnke, C., Schwarz, N.

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.

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

Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., Green, G. and Warm Front Study Group

This study investigated explanatory factors for persistent cold temperatures in homes which have received heating improvements. It included an analysis of data from a national survey of dwellings and households (in England occupied by low-income residents) that had received heating improvements...Read more