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

Eichhammer, W., Fleiter, T., Schlomann, B., Faberi, S., Fioretto, M., Piccioni, N., Lechtenböhmer, S., Schüring, A., Resch, G., Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research isi

The main focus of this report is to prepare the analytic basis for an in-depth discussion of economic energy efficiency potentials in the different energy-end uses.Read more

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

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan confirms that the Italian government is committed to strengthen the strategy for fighting energy poverty, to adopt an official definition and national indicators on energy poverty, and to create an Italian Energy Poverty Observatory .Read more

Waddams, C. and Deller, D.

This report surveys the affordability of energy, water, telecoms and transport services across the EU. It maps the share of household expenditure devoted to these different utilities across member states, looks at the ways to assess affordability in different sectors and reviews the literature...Read more

Deller, D. and Waddams, C.

This report summarises the existing literature on policies used to tackle affordability pressures in the energy, water, telecoms and transport sectors within the EU. Both EU level and policies within individual member states are considered. The paper highlights the wide variation in the...Read more

Osbaldeston, J.

Cities, with their numerous buildings and transport networks occupied and used by millions of individuals are huge energy-consuming entities. However, in Western Europe energy has rarely been considered as a criterion in architecture or planning. Coal has always been abundant and the shift to...Read more

Wier, M., Birr-Pedersen, K., Klinge Jacobsen, H. and Klok, J.

Denmark today carries one of the heaviest environmental tax burdens in the world, bringing in around 10% of public revenues. While evaluations have shown that the Danish CO2 and other environmental taxes work as an effective measure to reduce emissions, a considerable barrier to increased use of...Read more

Großmann, K.; Schaffrin, A.; Smigiel, C. (eds.)

The energy transition and with it the rising electricity prices have brought the connection of energy and social inequality on the agenda. This anthology reflects the current state of energy poverty, energy policy and social inequality. It brings together contributions from research and practice...Read more

Lawlor, D.A., Maxwell, R. and Wheeler, B.W.

It has been suggested that rural areas in Britain are at increased risk of excess winter mortality and that government action should be targeted at these areas. A range of features—poor quality housing, high proportion of detached houses, lack of access to gas networks, and low take up of...Read more

Wright A.

Energy is used in dwellings to provide four services: space heating, hot water, lighting and to power appliances. This paper describes how the usage of energy in a UK home results from a complex interaction between built form, location, energy-using equipment, occupants and the affordability of...Read more