Back to top


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

Oja, L., Vaahtera, A., Vehviläinen, L., Ahvenharju, S., Hakala, L.

The study was commissined by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment to understand the situation on energy poverty in Finland. It discusses the definition of energy poverty, analyses which households are most likely to be affected by energy poverty and presents possible measures to address...Read more

European Economic and Social Committee

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

Mould, R., & Baker, K.J.

Fuel poverty in Scotland is currently measured using a definition based on the Boardman ‘10% of income’ conceptualisation of the condition. However, the definition and the metrics used to identify and target fuel poor households are now under review. What is needed is a reconceptualisation of...Read more

Roberts, D., Vera-Toscano, E. and Phimister, E.

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

Barrella, et al.

Energy poverty can be defined as the inability to pay the bills that are required for maintaining the comfort conditions (usually in winter) in dwellings. The use of energy efficient systems is one way forward to mitigate this problem, with one option being the electrically driven air source...Read more

Martín-Consuegra, F. ; Gómez Giménez, J.M. ; Alonso, C. ; Córdoba Hernández, R. ; Hernández Aja, A. ; Oteiza, I.

This study was conducted in response to the need to integrate the existing methods for assessing urban deprivation in European cities and introduce in such analyses the fuel poverty-related factors that induce it. Poor residential building thermal quality in the least advantaged neighbourhoods...Read more