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

Lampietti, J., and Meyer, A.

Heating is a critical issue for people's livelihoods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The region's cold climate, the legacy of central planning, and the drop in household incomes over the past 10 years influence profoundly the design of heating strategies for the urban poor. This paper...Read more

National Energy Action (NEA)

Across Great Britain, households located in properties off the gas network are being left behind in the fight against fuel poverty. In particular, the UK Government’s main scheme to provide heating and insulation measures to low income households – Energy Company Obligation (ECO) – is failing...Read more

Shopov, G. and Peneva., T

The aim of the article is to provide guidance on how to optimize targeted social assistance mechanisms for heating in the broader context of the need to pursue a national policy for the reduction of energy poverty. The research tasks are: to summarize Bulgaria's historical experience in...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

Hong, S., Oreszczyn, T., Ridley, I. and the Warm Front Study Group

The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a major domestic energy efficiency refurbishment programme on domestic space heating fuel consumption. The case study dwellings were monitored either before or after (or both) the introduction of energy efficiency retrofit measures such as cavity...Read more

Mahoney, S. & Stockton, H.

In this study, prepared for National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions by The Children’s Society and National Energy Action, we explored the effects of living in fuel-poor households on everyday life, the tactics that people deploy to try to cope with these, and some of the unintended...Read more

Hong, S.H., et al.

This study investigates the effect of England's Warm Front energy efficient refurbishment scheme on winter thermal comfort in low-income dwellings. The analysis is based on an extensive survey of some 2500 dwellings selected from five major urban areas in England over the winters of 2001/02 and...Read more

Armstrong, D., Winder, R. and Wallis, R.

This study examined the success of a local initiative to provide free installation of central heating for a group of elderly people. The uptake of the offer of central heating was monitored through its different stages. Where possible, comments were invited from the elderly tenants to whom the...Read more