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

Roberts, D., Vera-Toscano, E. and Phimister, E.
2015
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Fuel poverty is a significant policy issue. An argument often made is that rural households are more likely to be fuel poor due to the nature of rural housing stock and the more limited choice of energy sources in rural areas. This paper uses panel data to compare the level and dynamics of fuel...Read more

Stockton, H. & Garrett, L.
2015
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The aim of this research was to explore and understand better the impact of different energy payment methods on the energy use and rationing practices of low-income families with children; and in particular households that use prepayment meters versus those that do not.Read more

Ruggeri Laderchi, C., Olivier, A., and Trimble, C.
2013
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The cost of energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as elsewhere, is an important policy issue, as shown by the concerns for energy affordability during the past harsh winter. Governments try to moderate the burden of energy expenditures that is experienced by households through subsidies to...Read more

European Economic and Social Committee
2010

The prices of electricity, gas and other fuels such as coal are still rising, and this trend looks set to continue in the coming years, which means that, unless swift and effective action is taken, the number of vulnerable energy consumers could also increase markedly. The purpose of this...Read more

Italian Government (Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry for the Environment)
2017
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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
Ekamper, P., van Poppel, F., van Duin, C. and Garssen, J.
2009
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Even in present-day high-income countries, there is a lot of evidence of a high degree of vulnerability of the population to both high and low outdoor temperatures. The magnitude of temperature-related mortality is strongly related to a wide variety of social, economic, and behavioural factors....Read more

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