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Energy vulnerability trends and factors in Hungary

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Academics and policy-makers alike are becoming increasingly interested in the wider societal implications of situations where a lack of domestic ‘energy services’ is systemic and pervasive. Energy services are commonly understood as the ‘benefits that energy carriers produce for human well being’ (Modi et al., 2005, page 9). Social science research in this domain has commonly taken place under the auspices of research on ‘fuel’ or ‘energy’ poverty: conditions characterized by the inability of a household to secure a socially- and materially-necessitated level of energy services in the home (Bouzarovski, 2013).

A modified version of this paper has been published in Bouzarovski et al (2015).

Acknowledgments: The research leading to this chapter has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013)/ERC grant agreement number 313478. Stefan Bouzarovski is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economic Geography, University of Gdańsk, Poland.

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Bouzarovski, S., Herrero, ST., Petrova, S. (2017). Energy vulnerability trends and factors in Hungary. In: Großmann, K., Schaffrin, A., Smigiel, C. (eds) Energie und soziale Ungleichheit. Springer VS, Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-11723-8_17

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