Two new EVALUATE working papers published

The last week has seen the publication of two working papers containing some of the latest results of research undertaken within the EVALUATE project. The first paper is titled ‘From fuel poverty to energy vulnerability: the importance of services, needs and practices’ and is now listed in the University of Sussex SPRU Working Paper series.Continue reading “Two new EVALUATE working papers published”

EVALUATE workshop report – Energy vulnerability in Europe

The Vulnerable Consumer Working Group (VCWG) of the European Commission hosted a workshop on ‘Energy vulnerability in Europe’ on the 27th of February 2014. The workshop, which took place in the DG Energy Headquarters in Brussels, was organized as part of the work programme of the EVALUATE project. It featured 17 presenters from 10 European countries,Continue reading “EVALUATE workshop report – Energy vulnerability in Europe”

Energy poverty in Lithuania: diagnosis (part 2)

In her second blog post, Nora Mzavanadze provides a critical analysis of the current status of residential energy efficiency renovation programmes in Lithuania and presents her views on the existing barriers to such investments. Barriers to building renovation Under the circumstances described in the previous post – Energy poverty in Lithuania: symptoms (part1) – weContinue reading “Energy poverty in Lithuania: diagnosis (part 2)”

Energy poverty in Lithuania: symptoms (part 1)

In her first post for this blog, Nora Mzavanadze, PhD candidate of Central European University (CEU) and independent consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), examines key aspects of domestic energy deprivation in Lithuania. Her analysis of the current situation highlights the burden that district heating costs represent for Lithuanian urban households and theContinue reading “Energy poverty in Lithuania: symptoms (part 1)”

Energy poverty discussed at the annual conference of the European Renewable Energy Council – EREC2013

Research associate Sergio Tirado Herrero participated in EREC2013 in Brussels last week, where he discussed energy poverty in a session about heating and cooling market action. Here is his account of some relevant aspects of the discussions that took place in the conference.

France: new approaches towards tackling urban fuel poverty

In our latest guest post, Ute Dubois (ISG International Business School, Paris) discusses the relevance of the rural-urban divide for the understanding of energy poverty in France and for assessing the suitability of past and new policy approaches for the alleviation of energy poverty. Ute’s analysis highlights the differences between rural and urban typologies ofContinue reading “France: new approaches towards tackling urban fuel poverty”

Rapidly growing informal settlements could be the key to sustainable urban energy system transformation

In our latest guest post, Mukesh Gupta discusses the relevance of an often overlooked aspect of global urbanisation processes – the use of energy by residents of informal settlements living in the cities of developing countries. Mukesh is currently a PhD student of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University workingContinue reading “Rapidly growing informal settlements could be the key to sustainable urban energy system transformation”