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

Castaño-Rosa, R.; Barrella, R.; Sánchez-Guevara, C.; Barbosa, R.; Kyprianou, I.; Paschalidou, E.; Thomaidis, N.S.; Dokupilova, D.; Gouveia, J.P.; Kádár, J.; Hamed, T.A.; Palma, P.

The intensity and duration of hot weather and the number of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, are increasing, leading to a growing need for space cooling energy demand. Together with the building stock’s low energy performance, this phenomenon may also increase households’ energy...Read more

EU Energy Poverty Observatory

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.

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

Kyprianou, I., Serghides, D., Varo, A., Gouveia, J.P. Kopeva, D., Murauskaite, L.

Energy Poverty (EP)is the inability to attain a socially and materially necessitated level of domestic energy services. In the EU this occurs primarily due to low incomes, poor energy performance of buildings and high energy costs. The impacts of EP range from impaired social lives to unhealthy...Read more

SAVES2 Project

The paper concludes that a significant share of students experience fuel poverty and sophisticated social intervention and social innovation should be adopted to address this. Understanding the contextual situation of privately rented accommodation in the seven SAVES 2 countries can enable the...Read more

G. Pignatta, C. Chatzinikola, G. Artopoulos, C.N. Papanicolas, D.K. Serghides, M. Santamouris

This study examines the extent to which the economic crisis in the Republic of Cyprus has affected low income households socially and in terms of health, as a result of significantly decreased amounts of heating energy consumption during winters. The study uses empirical evidence and qualitative...Read more

C.K. Chatzinikola, G. Pignatta, M. Santamouris and D.K. Serghides

Using temperature measurements collected with data loggers from 37 low-income dwellings of two main coastal cities in Cyprus, as well as a questionnaire survey that examined the economic status, dwelling energy consumption and perception of thermal comfort of the inhabitants, this study...Read more