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

Balaras, C., Droutsa, K., Dascalaki, E. and Kontoyiannidis, S.

Buildings have direct environmental impacts, ranging from the use of raw materials for their construction and renovation to the consumption of natural resources, like water and fossil fuels, and the emission of harmful substances. Data on heating energy consumption were collected during the...Read more

Housing Europe, European Investment Bank, EU Energy Poverty Observatory

Case Studies of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory showcase successfully implemented energy poverty measures in the Member States. They highlight best practices that can be used as models for energy poverty action.

This case study discusses the Jessica II Fund for Multi-apartment Building...Read more

Chatzikonstantinou, E., Vatavali, F.

A crucial aspect of the socio-spatial transformation of Athens and a significant factor in the rise of new urban challenges and conflicts since the outbreak of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 is the domestic use of energy. Austerity measures implemented as part of the adjustment mechanism...Read more

Barrella, R., Priego, I., Linares, J.I., ,Arenas, E., Romero, J.C. and Centeno, E.

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

Cauvain, J., and Bouzarovski, S.

Housing in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) includes some of the UK’s worst housing stock. The tenants typically have reduced housing and social security rights, as well as reduced control and sometimes absence of basic domestic energy services. Yet, HMO is largely absent from UK policies governing...Read more

Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE)

This report finds that a variety of already successful building renovation approaches could inspire the future development of renovation policies to deliver deep CO2 savings and cut energy wastage. The study describes five replicable schemes from different European Member States and highlights...Read more

De Haro, M.T., and Koslowski, A.

The number of households living in fuel poverty across the UK is on the increase. This paper explores the experiences of those living in fuel poverty, and seeks to understand the reasons for lack of warmth in homes. Using a case study approach, 101 face-to-face interviews with residents of a...Read more

Tirado Herrero, S. and Ürge-Vorsatz, D.

Fuel poverty is a still insufficiently researched social and energy challenge with significant climate change implications. Based on evidence from Hungarian panel apartment blocks connected to district heating, this paper introduces a new variant of fuel poverty that may not be properly captured...Read more

Vatavali, F., Chatzikonstantinou, E.

The analysis was based on the production of thematic maps providing the opportunity to draw general and specific conclusions regarding socio-spatial aspects of energy deprivation in Athens during the crisis. This analysis intends to create a first macroscopic image of the socio-spatial...Read more