DEPRIVATION ENERGY POVERTY INDICATORS
Keywords:energy poverty, fuel poverty, sustainable human development, consensual approach, features of deprivation
The article is devoted to the study of the features of deprivation as indirect indicators of energy poverty of population in the context of sustainable human development. Based on a generalization of approaches to understanding and assessing energy poverty, it is proposed to consider fuel poverty as part of a broader concept of energy poverty of population, which includes not only access to and provision of energy resources and services, but also meeting a number of vital social, economic and environmental human needs. The aim of the study is to analyze the energy poverty of population based on a consensus approach to assessing the features of deprivation and identifying the groups of population, which are most vulnerable to the risks of energy poverty. The scientific novelty of this work is the formulation of a new approach to the expanded interpretation of energy poverty in the context of sustainable human development and the use of consensus approach in analyzing the features of deprivation to identify the most vulnerable groups of the population to the risks of energy poverty in Ukraine/ The following research methods are used: generalization and systematic analysis, which allowed to study the available scientific achievements in determining the energy poverty of population and justify the research methodology; statistical analysis and comparison to collect and systematize data, to determine the features of deprivation; abstract logical to formulate conclusions based on the results of the study. А global and European approaches to understanding and measuring energy poverty are generalized. On the basis of available national statistics, the features of deprivation as indirect indicators of energy poverty in Ukraine are analyzed, and socio-demographic groups of the population within increased risks of energy poverty are identified. In the context of sustainable human development, the need for a broader theoretical understanding of the energy poverty of the population has been identified, which should combine the availability and provision of energy resources and also services to meet vital social, economic and environmental human needs. The expediency of using a consensus approach to assess the features of deprivation in determining the groups of the population that are most vulnerable to the risks of energy poverty is argued.
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