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

Nässén, J. and Holmberg, J.
2009
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Doubts have recurrently been raised on the extent to which energy efficiency can reduce the demand for energy. Improvements in efficiency may cause so-called rebound effects by reducing the prices of energy services as well as by increasing the budget for consumption of other goods and services...Read more

Gilbertson, J., Stevens, M., Stiell, B. and Thorogood, N.
2006
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This paper reports the results of research carried out as part of the national health impact evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme, a government initiative aimed at alleviating fuel poverty in England. Semi-structured interviews were carried out in a purposive sample of 49 households which...Read more

Milne, G. and Boardman, B.
2000
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The primary aim of this study was to analyse the significance of household temperature in determining the amount of potential energy savings taken back in the form of an increase in the comfort temperature following energy efficiency improvements. If the dual goals of energy conservation and...Read more

Faiella, I. , Lavecchia, L. and Borgarello, M.
2017
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We calculate the demand for heating at the household level by integrating the technological data on the heating needs of different types of buildings with the information available in Istat’s Household Budget Survey. This new dataset is used to estimate a measure of energy poverty (EP) that is...Read more

Hong, S., Oreszczyn, T., Ridley, I. and the Warm Front Study Group
2006
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The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a major domestic energy efficiency refurbishment programme on domestic space heating fuel consumption. The case study dwellings were monitored either before or after (or both) the introduction of energy efficiency retrofit measures such as cavity...Read more

Ürge-Vorsatz, D. and Tirado Herrero, S.
2012
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Even though energy poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation are inextricably linked policy goals, they have remained as relatively disconnected fields of research inquiry and policy development. Acknowledging this gap, this paper explores the mainstream academic and policy literatures...Read more

Booth, A.T., and Choudhary, R.
2013
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In order to reduce carbon emissions and alleviate fuel poverty, the UK Government has outlined proposals for a “Green Deal” to help provide financing for the installation of cost-effective retrofit measures to the existing UK housing stock. However, the Green Deal proposals have the potential to...Read more

Howden-Chapman, P., et al 
2009
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New Zealand houses are large, often poorly constructed and heated, by OECD standards, and consequently are colder and damper indoors than recommended by the World Health Organisation. This affects both the energy consumption and the health of households. The traditional New Zealand household...Read more

Jenkins, D., et al
2011
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This socio-technical pilot involved qualitative interviews with social housing tenants, combined with basic energy modelling of the individual dwellings to estimate the carbon emissions of that house. The study aimed to investigate the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon-saving...Read more

Critchley, R., Gilbertson, J., Grimsley, M., Green, G. and Warm Front Study Group
2007
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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

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