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

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J. , Palma, P., Duarte, H., Luz, H, Cavadini, G.B
2021
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The Positive Energy District (PED) concept has been pointed out as key for cities' energy system transformation toward carbon neutrality. The PED may be defined as an energy-efficient and flexible urban area with net-zero energy import and greenhouse gas emissions, aiming toward an annual local...Read more

Antepara, I., Papada, L., Gouveia, J.P., Katsoulakos, N., Kaliampakos, D.
2020
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In many European countries, energy poverty is measured on the basis of real energy bills, as theoretical energy costs are hard to calculate. The UK is an exception—the data inputs for the Low Income-High Cost (LIHC) indicator are based on reasonable energy costs, these data are collected through...Read more

EU Energy Poverty Observatory
2020
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The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is an initiative by the European Commission to support Member States in their efforts to alleviate energy poverty. Its principal mission is to engender transformational change in knowledge about the state of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative...Read more

Kousis, I. et al.
2020
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Existing research suggests that students are an under-reported and under-supported group of the population that frequently lives in fuel poverty. Furthermore, studies show that students do not realize that they live in fuel poor conditions and are rarely recognized as a group vulnerable to fuel...Read more

Martín-Consuegra, F. ; Gómez Giménez, J.M. ; Alonso, C. ; Córdoba Hernández, R. ; Hernández Aja, A. ; Oteiza, I.
2020
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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

Sareen, S., Thomson, H., Tirado Herrero, S., Gouveia, J.P., Lippert, I. Lis, A.
2020
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Energy poverty, a condition whereby people cannot secure adequate home energy services, is gaining prominence in public discourse and on political and policy agendas. As its measurement is operationalised, metrical developments are being socially shaped. A European Union mandate for biennial...Read more

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, Council of European Energy Regulators
2019
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The report monitors the performance of consumer protection measures in the European electricity and gas markets. It discusses national definitions of energy poverty, definitions for vulnerable consumers and protection measures in place with a strong focus on discsonnection protections and...Read more

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
2019
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This document is the response from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to a list of questions on energy poverty from members of parliament. It explains the government's position on how to measure and tackle energy poverty. It discusses the impacts of energy disconnections and...Read more

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