KOĎOUSKOVÁ, Hedvika and Lukáš LEHOTSKÝ. Hidden Energy Poverty : The Case of the Czech Republic. In George Jiglau, Anca Sinea, Ute Dubois, Philipp Biermann. Perspectives on Energy Poverty in Post-Communist Europe. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2021. p. 173-194. Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies. ISBN 978-0-367-43052-8. doi:10.4324/9781003000976-12.
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Original name Hidden Energy Poverty : The Case of the Czech Republic
Authors KOĎOUSKOVÁ, Hedvika (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Lukáš LEHOTSKÝ (703 Slovakia, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition 1st ed. London, Perspectives on Energy Poverty in Post-Communist Europe, p. 173-194, 22 pp. Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies, 2021.
Publisher Routledge
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Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
ISBN 978-0-367-43052-8
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003000976-12
Keywords (in Czech) energetická chudoba; Česká republika; socio-prostorové charakteristiky; bydlení; dluhy na energiích; energetická účinnost; energetická efektivita
Keywords in English energy poverty; Czech Republic; socio-spatial characteristics; housing; energy debts; energy efficiency
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Compared to other EU member states, the Czech Republic seems to be little affected by energy poverty. Conventional indicators are somewhat misleading as energy poverty is in reality no minor problem in the country. The chapter concludes that despite satisfactory overall statistics, specific strata of the population may face energy deprivation to a larger extent while risking being systematically overlooked by conventional indicators. This argument is built up in two steps. As a first step, the main traits of the energy poverty phenomenon as they are generally recognized in the Czech Republic are being corrected with the help of local data from the Czech Statistical Office. Sociological research on peripheral areas is further used to explain the spatial distribution of energy poverty in the country. As a second step, three types of policies designed to address the vulnerabilities identified are assessed to establish their lack of impact for specific categories of the population as they facilitate the growth of inequalities and the reinforcement of structural energy poverty in the country. There are, however, some good practices on the national and regional levels, which aim to target vulnerable households.
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