Research on energy poverty in Greece – update

The EVENT project commenced its programme of activities during July and August. These were undertaken amidst an atmosphere of rising controversy around questions of energy prices and energy poverty in Greece. Rapid increases in electricity tariffs during July became a major point of political contention in the country, especially as they are anticipated to continueContinue reading “Research on energy poverty in Greece – update”

Energy geographies at the RGS-IBG annual conference: Reflections

I have just returned from the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, which, once again, has been replete with energy-themed events. The Energy Geographies Working Group sponsored a total of 15 sessions; this means that, just as in 2012, it was possible to go to an energy session in every slot at the conference!Continue reading “Energy geographies at the RGS-IBG annual conference: Reflections”

A short report from Brazil: The relevance of energy issues to the recent protests

By Saska Petrova When we planned last month’s research visit to Brazil, Stefan Bouzarovski and I did not intend for it to take place during some of the largest protests in the country’s recent history. Yet witnessing the events in close proximity was a major eye opener: Many of the demonstrators’ grievances were closely related toContinue reading “A short report from Brazil: The relevance of energy issues to the recent protests”