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

ASSIST Consortium

The market behavioural segmentation represents a key preparatory phase for the development of the national and local actions. It will lead to a complete understanding of the actual situation under different aspects: socio-demographic, economic and dwelling characteristics of consumers, but also...Read more

Swora, M., Buchowska, N., Skoczylas, M.

The problem of access to energy from the international perspective is not only the matter of protection of vulnerable customers but also of energy poverty, which is strongly correlated with the global problem of poverty itself. In our opinion energy is crucial for any development, and poverty...Read more

Simcock, N.; Thomson, H.; Bouzarovski, S.; Petrova, S. (eds.)

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability provides novel and critical perspectives on the drivers and consequences of energy-related injustices in the home. Drawing together original research conducted by leading experts, the book offers fresh and innovative insights into the ways in which hitherto...Read more

Vulnerable Consumer Working Group of the European Commission

EU legislation for energy retail markets is aimed at supporting all customers, but in particular consumers in vulnerable circumstances. This report, summarising the views of the Vulnerable Consumer Working Group (VCWG), focuses on Member State obligations for vulnerable customers as defined in...Read more

Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency

The study examines the incidence of vulnerability across the EU28 and Iceland and Norway, and the factors explaining any observed vulnerability. The study uses a range of information sources (literature review, stakeholder interviews, consumer survey and consumer experiments in five countries)...Read more

National Energy Action (NEA)

This research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17 NEA collected data from 349 households, targeting those on...Read more

Robinson, C., Lindley, S., Bouzarovski, S.

A household’s vulnerability to energy poverty is socially and spatially variable. Efforts to measure energy poverty, however, have focused on narrow, expenditure-based metrics or area-based targeting. These metrics are not spatial per se, because the relative importance of drivers does not vary...Read more