Outline of the Problem of Energy Poverty in Poland – Trend and Extent

Arkadiusz Piwowar


Energy poverty is a social and economic phenomenon that consists in experiencing difficulties in meeting basic energy needs. This paper presents analyses of trends and current status in this respect in Poland. Statistical data of the Central Statistical Office in Poland and Eurostat provided the basis for this study. The analyses were carried out in the period of 2007–2017. The analyses show that an improvement in the extent of poverty and energy exclusion in Poland took place in the investigated period. However, a significant percentage of the population still struggles with problems related to energy poverty, such as maintaining an appropriate air temperature in living quarters and paying for electricity. It is necessary not only to continue to build awareness among local and national authorities and to monitor the situation, but also to create scenarios for the expected increase in electricity prices. Particular attention should be paid to helping the economically weakest households.
Author Arkadiusz Piwowar (E&F / DMaFE)
Arkadiusz Piwowar,,
- Department of Economics and Organization of Agri-Food Economy
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Book Jedlicka Pavel, Maresova Petra, Firlej Krzysztof, Soukal Ivan (eds.): Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference Hradec Economic Days 2020, vol. 10, no. 1, 2020, University of Hradec Kralove, ISBN 9788074357763, 917 p., DOI:10.36689/uhk/hed/2020-01-000
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Keywords in Englishenergy poverty; expenditures on energy; family economics; Poland
Languageen angielski
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UwagaThis study was conducted and financed in the framework of the research project “Socioeconomic, environmental and technical determinants of the energy poverty in rural areas in Poland”, granted by the National Science Centre in Poland, program OPUS, grant No. 2018/31/B/HS4/00048.
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