Mapping Fuel Poverty in Portugal

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Abstract

We defined a novel methodology to assess the potential fuel poverty of residential dwellings at LAU2 level combining data on income, level of education, unemployment rate, and number of inhabitants above 65 years old, with both the space heating and cooling gap estimated per household typology. We create an indicator of the share of potential fuel poor inhabitants in each LAU 2 region. We implemented this methodology for 29 municipalities in Portugal. On average 22% of the inhabitants are potentially fuel poor regarding their dwellings' space heating and 29% regarding space cooling. There is a large variation across the country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Economics Iberian Conference, EEIC 2016
EditorsI. Soares, P. A. Garro
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Pages155-165
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event1st Energy Economics Iberian Conference (EEIC 2016) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 Feb 20165 Feb 2016
Conference number: 1st

Publication series

NameEnergy Procedia
PublisherElsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
Volume106
ISSN (Print)1876-6102

Conference

Conference1st Energy Economics Iberian Conference (EEIC 2016)
Abbreviated titleEEIC 2016
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period4/02/165/02/16

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Keywords

  • Fuel poverty
  • heating and cooling
  • residential buildings
  • thermal comfort

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Simoes, S. G., Gregório, V., & Seixas, J. (2016). Mapping Fuel Poverty in Portugal. In I. Soares, & P. A. Garro (Eds.), Energy Economics Iberian Conference, EEIC 2016 (pp. 155-165). (Energy Procedia; Vol. 106). Amsterdam: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.12.112