FPRN bulletin – 13th November 2023

13 November 2023

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The FPRN email bulletin is a semi-regular email highlighting a handpicked selection of recently published research and other knowledge outputs in the area of fuel/energy poverty from around the world. The aim is to share this emerging knowledge more widely and to help generate discussion across the network.

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Addressing Water Poverty Under Climate Crisis: Implications for Social Policy (pdf)
Diana Valero; Jess Cook; Angus Lee; Alison L. Browne; Rowan Ellis; Vidya Sagar Pancholi; Claire Hoolohan (2023)
 Academic Paper 

This paper explores the issue of water poverty and implications on, and for, social policy. While not on fuel poverty, the discussion may have implications for fuel poverty research and policy development.

Energy Poverty and Carbon Emissions: The State of Luzon, Philippines (pdf)
Neil Stephen A. Lopez; Christian Roice C. Tayag; Ivan Henderson V. Gue (2023)
 Academic Paper  Open Access 

This study assessed the relationship between household energy consumption and emission levels with income and other metrics in the Philippines. The direct relationship between income and electricity reliance has implications for policymakers when considering energy and sustainability policy outcomes.

Financial Inclusion's Impact on Energy Poverty: Evidence from Indonesia (ScienceDirect)
Aprilina Tri Widyastuti; Djoni Hartono; Estiana Rusmawati; Danar Sutopo Sidig (2023)
 Academic Paper  Open Access 

This paper explores the association between financial inclusion and energy poverty in Indonesia. The authors discuss what the findings mean in relation for policy development in Indonesia.

Energy Poverty and Health: Micro-Level Evidence from Germany (pdf)
Martin Buchner; Miriam Rehm (2023)
 Academic Paper  Open Access 

This study investigates the relationship between energy poverty and health in Germany. The data finds that energy poverty is associated with a 6.5% to 6.8% increase in the odds ratio of experiencing worse health categories which increased to 19.6% higher odds for those who can’t afford to maintain a warm home during winter.

Are they Twins or Only Friends? The Redundancy and Complementarity of Energy Poverty Indicators in Italy (SpringerLink)
Rossella Bardazzi; Luca Bortolotti; Maria Grazia Pazienza (2023)
 Academic Paper  Open Access 

This paper explores data from Italy across 2004–2015 to compare four widely used unidimensional indicators and the complementarity of these indicators. The authors discuss how this knowledge can help improve policy development and implementation.

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