A Snapshot of Energy Poverty

Millions of people in Spain are unable to pay their energy bills

Sergio Tirado Herrero, RMIT University Europe / Asociación de Ciencias Ambientales (Environmental Sciences Association – ACA)
José Luis López Fernández, Asociación de Ciencias Ambientales (Environmental Sciences Association – ACA)
Luis Jiménez Meneses, Asociación de Ciencias Ambientales (Environmental Sciences Association – ACA)

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Sergio Tirado Herrero , RMIT University Europe / Asociación de Ciencias Ambientales (Environmental Sciences Association – ACA)
José Luis López Fernández , Asociación de Ciencias Ambientales (Environmental Sciences Association – ACA)
Luis Jiménez Meneses , Asociación de Ciencias Ambientales (Environmental Sciences Association – ACA)

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