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Excess winter mortality in Europe: a cross country analysis identifying key risk factors
  • J. Healy
  • Medicine
  • Journal of epidemiology and community health
  • 1 October 2003
High seasonal mortality in southern and western Europe could be reduced through improved protection from the cold indoors, increased public spending on health care, and improved socioeconomic circumstances resulting in more equitable income distribution. Expand
Quantifying the severity of fuel poverty, its relationship with poor housing and reasons for non-investment in energy-saving measures in Ireland
Fuel poverty has generally been calculated by quantifying the number of households spending in excess of 10% of income on home heating. This definition has a number of significant practical andExpand
Fuel poverty, thermal comfort and occupancy: results of a national household-survey in Ireland
Fuel poverty is perhaps the strongest adverse social impact resulting from the inefficient consumption of energy in the domestic sector. Despite considerable research examining the plight of thoseExpand
Fuel Poverty in Europe: A Cross-Country Analysis Using A New Composite Measurement
Fuel poverty has generally been considered a British and Irish phenomenon, and the vast majority of research has emanated from those two countries. In measuring the magnitude of the problem, aExpand
Cost-benefit Analysis of Domestic Energy Efficiency
There are a number of driving forces behind energy efficiency. In recent times, the Kyoto Protocol has been the most prominent in bringing energy efficiency to the fore. In some countries, theExpand
Housing, Fuel Poverty and Health: A Pan-European Analysis
Contents: Introduction Housing deprivation in the EU Fuel poverty in the EU: developing a composite measurement The severity of fuel poverty in Ireland Housing deprivation and self-reported health inExpand
Domestic energy efficiency in ireland: correcting market failure
If the bene"ts of domestic energy e$ciency are so great, why are they not reaped in actuality and what can be done about it? This paper deals with these crucial questions. It is based on the "ndingsExpand
Modelling improvements in domestic energy efficiency
The development of a computer model is described to enable a bottom-up assessment of the technical potential for energy saving in the domestic sector using Ireland's dwelling stock as a case study and the physical costs and benefits of a large-scale domestic energy-efficiency programme. Expand
Valuing improvements in comfort from domestic energy-efficiency retrofits using a trade-off simulation model
Abstract There are a number of stimuli behind energy efficiency, not least the Kyoto Protocol. The domestic sector has been highlighted as a key potential area. Improving energy efficiency in thisExpand