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

The World Bank

Households in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union receive several types of utility subsidies in order to receive utility services without having to sacrifice other essential needs. This report aims to provide a conceptual framework and methodology for the evaluation of utility...Read more

Pereira, M.P., Freitas, M.A.V. and Silva, N.F.
The aim of this article is to evaluate the impact of rural electrification on the reduction of energy poverty in Brazil through the analysis of 23,000 rural domiciles or rural properties between the years 2000 and 2004. The results indicate a fast change in the profile of energy consumption and a...Read more
Mastropietro, P., Rodilla, P., Batlle, C.,

The Covid-19 outbreak that spread worldwide at the beginning of 2020 exacerbated energy poverty issues. Several countries tried to contain the epidemic through confinement measures that require people to stay home. This measure had a two-fold effect: i) the energy needs of residential consumers...Read more

Italian Government (Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry for the Environment)

The new National Energy Strategy, published on november 2017, dedicates a specific paragraph to the topic of Energy Poverty, confirming that the Italian Government is committed to:

adopt an official definition and a national indicator on energy poverty; perform a thorough review of the...Read more
Aigeltinger, G.; Heindl, P.; Liessem, V.; Römer, D.; Schwengers, C.; Vogt, C.

This essay examines the consumption of electricity and the costs it incurs for households on social benefits in Germany. For this purpose, a dataset is evaluated with more than 22,000 households on social benefits. The results show that the household composition and the type of water heating...Read more

Pereira, M.P., Freitas, M.A.V. and Silva, N.F.
Most developing countries include rural electrification programs in their efforts to improve social conditions. There are, however, several obstacles to the evaluation of such programs and therefore of their social, economic, environmental and energy impacts on the target population, particularly...Read more
Emre, T. and Yigit, T.

Project Information about ETUD*

Scope of the Project was to understand the energy poverty seperation and develop sustainable supporting mechanisms which is stated in European Regulations and suggested to be defined as per countries’ characteristics...Read more