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

Robić, S.

This report gives a glimpse into the everyday life of those who are severely affected by adverse impacts of living in energy poverty throughout South East Europe, while trying to provide guidance for possible paths to solving the problem. Tools and mechanisms that can provide immediate and much...Read more

Chester, L., and Morris, A.

The restructuring of electricity sectors has resulted in households paying significantly higher prices. Some European prices rose by more than 100 per cent between 2000 and 2010. NSW households experienced an 80 per cent increase during the period 2007 to 2012. Growing numbers of low-income and...Read more

Pedro Palma

This study aims to assess the state of thermal comfort in residential dwellings, of all Portuguese civil parishes, according to the most recent administrative organization of the territory and the Residential Buildings Energy Performance Regulation (REH). A bottom-up buildings’ typology approach...Read more

Fankhauser, S. and Tepic, S.

Low-income households spend a substantial share of their income on utility services such as electricity, heating and water. The difficulty of these socially vulnerable consumers to absorb further price increases is often used as an argument against tariff reform. However, detailed quantitative...Read more

Hossain, K.

This paper examines the impact that the new local authority performance framework, and in particular the NI187 performance indicator, is having on action to tackle fuel poverty at the local level. The 2001 Fuel Poverty Strategy made a commitment to eliminate fuel poverty in vulnerable households...Read more

Katsoulakos, N.

An increasing number of people find it difficult or even impossible to ensure adequate coverage of their energy needs. This situation, defined as energy poverty, is one of the results of the global energy crisis. Mountainous areas are especially vulnerable to energy poverty because their thermal...Read more