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

Panas E.

This publication utilises subjective indicators in order to calculate energy poverty in a sample of 814 households in Greece. According to the results of the analysis, 30.2% of the households surveyed find it difficult to pay the bill for heating their home, while for 62.4% of the households...Read more

Stockton, H. & Garrett, L.

The aim of this research was to explore and understand better the impact of different energy payment methods on the energy use and rationing practices of low-income families with children; and in particular households that use prepayment meters versus those that do not.Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P., Seixas, J., and Simoes, S

The aim of the study is to determine heating and cooling energy needs and assess the energy gap on thermal comfort at households, both in heating and cooling seasons. The approach was applied throughout the 5 climatic zones of Portugal, ranging from the coldest, with more than 1800 heating...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., Long, G.

Fuel poverty is a recognized and increasing problem in several European countries. A growing body of literature covers this topic, but dedicated analysis for Portugal are scarce despite the high perception of this condition. This paper contributes to fill this knowledge gap focusing on a...Read more

Atsalis, A. et al.

This paper aims at implementing appropriate methodological approaches for a preliminary assessment of fuel poverty in Greece and analyzing in quantitative terms the potential impact of fuel poverty on public health. As regards the assessment of fuel poverty in Greece, both subjective and...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P. and Simoes, S.G.

Energy poverty is a growing societal challenge that puts the welfare of many European citizens at risk. Several different indicators have been developed with the objective of assessing this phenomenon. The aim of this work is to develop a novel high-resolution spatial scale...Read more

Horta, A., Gouveia, J.P., Schmidt, L., Sousa, J., Palma, P., Simões, S.

Energy poverty seriously affects living conditions and health. In spite of its mild climate, Portugal has been pointed out as one of the most vulnerable countries in the European Union. Due to the multidimensionality of energy poverty, attention needs to be paid to specific factors contributing...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J. , Palma, P., Duarte, H., Luz, H, Cavadini, G.B

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