Romania is characterized by a variety of instances of energy poverty. Whereas national analyses display important regional differences in these manifestations and in the availability of programmes of redress (Jiglau, Sinea, & Murafa, Sărăcia energetică și consumatorul vulnerabil. Evidențe din România și Europa, 2017) there are important contrasts to be established in the residential sector between the urban and the rural localities, each displaying very specific challenges. This policy brief is aimed at displaying a number of energy poverty challenges characteristic of the urban context in Romania.


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