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COMBATING ENERGY POVERTY IN THE CENTRALIZED HEATING SYSTEM (SEIC) BY LOCAL PUBLIC POLICIES - A CHANCE FOR VULNERABLE CONSUMERS

Anamaria-Cristina Andrei and Irene-Elena Papuc
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Anamaria-Cristina Andrei: The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
Irene-Elena Papuc: The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Law, Society & Organisations, 2018, issue 5 (2/2018), 91-103

Abstract: According to the EU Energy Poverty Observatory, at present, more than 50 million households in the European Union are experiencing energy poverty as a distinct form of poverty. Energy poverty stems from people’s poor access to energy resources and modern means of ensuring comfort in dwellings. In modern times, a decent standard of living and citizens' health have become criteria measuring the level of energy poverty in a society. The level of essential services such as adequate warmth, cooling, lighting and the energy to power appliances could provide a complete and comprehensive picture of energy poverty, thus having an indirect effect on many policy areas such as health, environment and productivity.

Keywords: Citizen; Energy poverty; Local public polices; Vulnerable consumers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H72 H75 I32 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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