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Publications

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

National Energy Action (NEA)
2018
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This research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17 NEA collected data from 349 households, targeting those on...Read more

Cauvain, J., and Bouzarovski, S.
2016
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Housing in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) includes some of the UK’s worst housing stock. The tenants typically have reduced housing and social security rights, as well as reduced control and sometimes absence of basic domestic energy services. Yet, HMO is largely absent from UK policies governing...Read more

Brunner, K.-M., Spitzer, M., and Christanell, A.
2011
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The NELA project examines energy consumption in poor households and develops data-based measures on energy efficiency and energy saving. Qualitative methods investigate energy consumption in its multiple manifestations, the underlying motives for action, the driving factors and causes. In...Read more

Lahaye W., Bartiaux F., and Sibeni A.
2016
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This chapter presents some results of a qualitative research on the practices, representations and experiences of persons living in energy poverty in one area of Belgium. A bottum-up approach is used with interviews with such persons. Results show the difficulties experienced by these persons,...Read more

Murafa, C., Sinea, A., Jiglau, G. and Badescu, G.
2017

Energy poverty, understood as an issue of accessibility of energy resources, as well as the defective access to modern means of ensuring comfort in dwellings, is a widespread phenomenon in the European Union, the post-Communist space being particularly affected by it. In Romania, the phenomenon...Read more

Pye, S., Dobbins, A., Baffert, C., Brajković, J., Grgurev, I., De Miglio, R., & Deane, P.
2015
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This policy report from the INSIGHT_E consortium assesses how Member States define the issue of energy poverty and vulnerable consumers, and the measures that have been implemented to address these issues.Read more

Verhaert, I.
2017
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This article considers the need to develop a sustainable transition in the energy supply and analyses the social consequences that such a transition can have. In particular it looks at the adverse effects it could have on socioeconomically vulnerable groups.Read more

Hiteva, R.
2013
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The European Union (EU) and member states alike are following a tradition of addressing fuel poverty and vulnerability at the point of purchase by final consumers by seeking to influence the impact of income, energy price and the built environment on the ability of household consumers to access...Read more

Wolf, J., Adger, W., and Lorenzoni, I.
2010
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Heat waves and cold spells pose ongoing seasonal risks to the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals. Current attempts to address these risks in the UK are implemented through fuel-poverty strategies and heat-wave planning. This paper examines evidence from the UK on whether heat waves...Read more

Swora, M., Skoczylas, A.
2014
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The article refers to the energy allowance, which is granted by the territorial self-government units. The authors first analyse the issues regarding the positioning of the protection of the vulnerable consumer in the provisions of the EU directives, to then move on to the detailed...Read more

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