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Resource: Analysis report: causes and consequences of fuel poverty

Name of organisation: EPEE reviewed by USH

Type of ressource: analysis/ technical report

Addressed barriers:

  • skills/ knowledge gap

Addressed users:

  • building user (social housing organization)
  • tenant/ cooperator
  • design team
  • O&M staff
  • caretaker
  • project manager
  • contractor
  • site manager
  • public decision maker


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  • Spanish

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  • national/ regional strategy development


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This output is a synthesis of causes and consequences of fuel poverty in France, Spain, Italy and UK. Causes identified in the report are various and similar in this countries. This are: Low resources with high running cost, quality of housing and energy price. The main consequences are the link between fuel poverty and health (physical and mental problems), over borrowing, housing degradation, important gas emission.


This output should be use as an analysis tool to understand fuel poverty to have a joint vision of the phenomem and its causes and consequences.
It should be use as the very first step of an action on fuel poverty strategy (to better understanding of it).


It is important to refer to each national country report to better understand national context.